Analyze the impact of low literacy on health promotion and health education..
Go to your local community/ public health clinic and ask for a health education handout. Ideally, you should obtain a handout that is targeted to your selected vulnerable population, which includes linkage to Healthy People 2020. Write a 3- page APA style paper related to the handout you obtained and health literacy in general.
The paper outline should be as follows: Define health literacy. Identify who is at risk for low health literacy in your community (based on community demographics and risk factors known in the literature for low health literacy). Analyze the impact of low literacy on health promotion and health education. Describe the SMOG Formula. Analyze your chosen education document using the SMOG Formula (SMOG Readability Calculator: http://www.online-utility.org/english/readability_test_and_improve.jsp (Links to an external site.) Calculate the literacy level of the selected education document and present findings. Evaluate the appropriateness of the education document for the target population (link back to item 3 – who is at risk). Explain and justify recommendations to enhance the readability of the educational material