Health Literacy Month on October, 2017: January is national what month in the US?
October, 2017 is Health Literacy Month 2017. Health Literacy Month Resources Health Literacy Month
National Bath Safety Month / National Blood Donor Month / National Braille
Literacy Month / National Hobby Month / Hot Tea Month / National Oatmeal Month / National Soup Month
January is “Poverty in America Awareness Month”
National Book Month / National Diet Month / Prune Breakfast Month / Fat Free Living
Month International Coffee Gourmet Month /Dried Plum Breakfast Month / Bread Machine Baking Month / National Egg month / National Fiber Focus Month / National Mail Order / Gardening / Month / National Retail Bakers Month / Wheat Bread Month / National Eye Health Care / National Hot Tea Month National Volunteer Blood Donor Month / Oatmeal Month
January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month / National Fiber Focus Month
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Any Links for Literacy (or the lack thereof) Statistics? 10 points!?
Well, i haven't been in US, but heard about their economy, status, background and etc etc. Even i love America but i really don't want to go America ever in my life in any case.
So, the literacy promotion study, was conducted in 1996 in a primary care setting with low-income Hispanic parents of healthy 5-11 month old infants found:
1. The odds of parents reading to their child three or more days a
week were 10 times greater in the intervention families than the
2. Parents in the intervention were six times more likely than were
control parents to report that one of their three favorite activities
with their child was reading books.
The National Evaluation of The Even Start Family Literacy Program conducted in 1996-97 found the following reasons for participating in the program:
1. 56% for the adult education component;
2.19% for early childhood education,
3. 14% for parenting education,
4. 11% for parent self improvement.
The NALS found that the relationship between adults' health conditions and their literacy skills varies depending on the condition. Adults with conditions such as hearing difficulty, a speech disability, a learning disability, or mental retardation usually have Level 1 skills. Adults with other conditions usually have Level 2 skills.
In a 1993-94 study conducted at two public hospitals, 23.6% of patients with inadequate functional health literacy did not know how to take medication four times a day compared to 9.4% with marginal functional health literacy, and 4.5% with adequate functional health literacy.
A number of national and state organizations in the U.S., including the National Governor's Association, have identified Level 3 proficiency as a minimum standard for success in today's labor market. Findings from the IALS assessment indicate that only half of the U.S. adult population 16-65 years of age reached Level 3.
The 2001 American Management Association Survey on Workplace Testing found the following:
1. 4.1% of applicants tested by respondent firms lacked the basic s
skills necessary to perform the jobs they sought in 2000.
2. 84.6% of the respondent firms did not hire skill-deficient
3. 3.5% hired skill deficient applicants and assigned them to
bligatory remedial training,
4. 3% hired them and offered voluntary remedial training,
5. 8.2% took other action.
In the 1992 NALS: 31% of welfare women had minimal skills, compared to 13% of non-welfare women; 37% had basic skills compared to 25% of non-welfare women; 25% had competent skills compared to 37% of non-welfare women;
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Describe the health care in Cuba?
I'm a cuban living overseas so here it goes.
health care: everything is FREE. you have a doctor in every two blocks, they are called (medicos de la familia) family doctors. the hospitals in cuba don't have the technology or the fancy equipments you see in the US but the doctors get the job done with what they have. just check the numbers. the doctors in cuba earn no more than 40 dollars a month but what they do they do it with love. no doctor in cuba will ever turn you back.
Education system: cuban children perform better than many children around the world. UNESCO says that cuba has the highest literacy rate in the WORLD. the schools in cuba don't have half the stuff you find in a US school but when it comes to knowledge they cuban kids are no joke. the food in the schools is awful. there is no violence in schools, no metal detectors or anything like that. it's also free. i could spend all night here. I'm not in cuba any more and thanks to the education i received there if been able to survive.