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Assignment: Health Information Patient Handout


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One of the pivotal goals of consumer health literacy efforts is to design educational materials that attract as well as educate users. In this Assignment, you design a health information document on a topic that is of interest to you.


To prepare:

•   Select a health issue of interest to you: OBESITY

•   Identify the audience or population that you seek to educate about this issue: HISPANIC AMERICANS

•   Search the Internet to find credible sites containing information about your selected topic.

•   Review the two health literacy websites listed in this week’s Learning Resources. Focus on strategies for presenting information.


To complete:

•   Design an educational handout on the health issue you selected.

◦                     Include a cover page.

◦                     Include an introduction that provides:

▪                                       An explanation of your issue and why you selected it

▪                                       A description of the audience you are addressing

◦                     In the handout itself:

▪                                       Develop your handout in such a way that it attracts the attention of the intended audience.

▪                                       Include a description of the health issue and additional content that will enhance your message (i.e., key terms and definitions, graphics, illustrations, etc.).

▪                                       Recommend four or five sites that provide clear, valuable, and reliable information on the topic.


Note: Remember to keep the information in your health handout and its design at the appropriate level for the audience you are seeking to inform. Submit your Assignment as a Word document.