Tutor Inservice (Health Literacy), May 2009

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This slide show supports an in-service for Portage County Literacy Council tutors in May 2009 (Stevens Point, WI).

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Tutor Inservice (Health Literacy), May 2009

  1. 1. Portage County Literacy Council<br />Tutor In-Service<br />May 11, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Welcome and THANK-YOU!!<br />Tonight we want to <br />THANK all our great tutors!<br />Give you a PCLC update<br />Provide some support and continuing education<br />Health Literacy<br />Networking opportunities<br />
  3. 3. Something sweet for you…<br />Please open your package of M&M’s<br />Sort the M&M’s <br />For the color you have the most of, finish the corresponding statement on the next page<br />Share your answer with your neighbors<br />
  4. 4. M&M’s<br />The greatest thing I learned from my learner is…<br />My biggest frustration I have/had as a tutor is…<br />The funniest thing that I experienced as a tutor is/was…<br />The best advice I’d give a new tutor is….<br />A great teaching tool/opportunity I used was…<br />My favorite part of being a tutor is…<br />
  5. 5. PCLC Update<br />Staffing changes<br />Outcome goals<br />Funding update<br />UnScrabble<br />Grants<br />Tutors<br />Help us track employment data<br />Outreach/spreading the PCLC story<br />Potluck on May 21st at 5 pm<br />
  6. 6. Which is the strongest predictor of a person’s health?<br />Age<br />Race<br />Ethnicity<br />Income<br />Employment Status<br />Education Level<br />Literacy Level<br />
  7. 7. Health Literacy is…<br /> “The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health” <br /><ul><li>Institute of Medicine</li></li></ul><li>Patients’ perspectives…<br />
  8. 8. Health Literacy Curriculum<br />What do health care providers do?<br />Where to go for health care<br />How to talk to a health care professional<br />Creating a family health history<br />Understanding medications<br />Understanding prescriptions<br />
  9. 9. Adapt to fit your learner…<br />examples from our English classes<br />
  10. 10. Additional resources<br />Do a web-search on “health literacy”<br />Helpful links to be added to our website<br />Browse through MSTC curriculum at our office<br />Call or email our staff<br />
  11. 11. Thanks for all you do!<br />Next Tutor In-Service planned for fall<br />Until then, continue on!<br />

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