Sunday, June 16, 2013

Emergency Preparedness Literacy - An addition to Mayor Bloomberg's Resiliency Plan

I’m not quite Polly Anna-ish, and sometimes can find myself teetering on the edge of situational pessimism, but I do believe good things come from bad. This can be said of super-storm Sandy.

We were struck dumb, frightened and lost. Many, many suffered greatly. Then and now, we’re recovering.  All nature of good and great things about neighbors and helpers was reaffirmed.  Testament to our resiliency.

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Superbugs" Require Super High Health Literacy


Last week I read the always informative NYT article on antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" through the lens of - how does a low health literate person make meaning from this. I call this doing a Health Literacy Load Analysis - Identify the underlying concepts that the text/message assumes the reader has some working knowledge of. And then I work on what a good rewrite for low health literacy readers should look like.