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New NNLM Class on Numeracy Literacy Coming August 15!

Posted by on July 20th, 2017 Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Healthcare Professionals


Registration is available for a new 1.5 hour NNLM class on numeracy literacy, Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics, on August 15, 11:30am-1:00pm PDT. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand. Participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials. The target audience is anyone providing health information to the general public, including healthcare instructors, public and medical librarians, and patient educators.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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