Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Access to Health Information

Sources used to find health and wellness relat...Image via WikipediaHow much of your health information do you get by reading? How would your health be effected if you couldn't read?
Today is International Literacy Day. With this in mind, I want to remind all of you of a skill that many of us take for granted, our ability to read. Did you know that one in five adults cannot read, and 2/3 of them are women! We need to help reverse this.
One organization I recommend is Reach Out and Read. They have partner groups all over the US. If you have some time, or money, to spare please consider contacting them. If you have a spare dollar, there is currently a fundraiser being hosted by BloggersUnite to buy books for children who are being taught to read.

What have you done to help teach people to read? What are ways to get health information to those who can't read? Do you know of any good resources?
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1 comment:

Jake said...

You are right. Literacy and health go hand in hand. And literacy increases a person's ability to be self reliant, giving them a better chance at making healthy decisions. It all relates, as you suggest.

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