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Literacy

This webinar explains:

  • what health literacy has to do with accessing health care;
  • what literacy is;
  • what health literacy is;
  • the five steps of health literacy—find health information, understand it, evaluate it, communicate it, and use it;
  • the health literacy of U.S. adults;
  • health literacy is disproportionate;
  • barriers to good health literacy;
  • what needs to be done;
  • prevalence of disease;
  • health risks following release;
  • transitional care—continuity of care;
  • barriers to care;
  • Transitions Clinic Program—patient centered and culturally competent care for returning prisoners;
  • strategies to successful engagement post-release;
  • the need for referrals to the community by criminal justice providers;
  • how to make connections between criminal justice providers and the community;
  • referrals to the community from the jail or prison;
  • referrals to the community;
  • and electronic linkages.
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The well-documented statistics regarding the academic struggles of incarcerated youth are disconcerting, and efforts to improve reading performance among this population are greatly needed. There is a dearth of research that provides rich and detailed accounts of reading intervention implementation in the juvenile corrections setting … The present study attempted to address this gap in the research base by developing a grounded theory of literacy intervention implementation in one juvenile correctional school (p. 1).

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