Patient handout

Assignment: Health Information Patient Handout

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.
  • Identify the audience or population that you seek to educate about this issue.
  • 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

      REQUIRED CONTENT

      Includes a cover page and introduction for the flyer with an explanation of the issue selected, a description of the audience, and the search terms used to identify resources.

      (10 possible points)


      9
      (9%) – 10
      (10%)

      0
      (0%) – 8
      (8%)

      0
      (0%) – 7
      (7%)

      0
      (0%) – 6
      (6%)

      In the Flyer:
      Defines key terms in a way that is appropriate for the target audience.

      (10 possible points)


      9
      (9%) – 10
      (10%)

      0
      (0%) – 8
      (8%)

      0
      (0%) – 7
      (7%)

      0
      (0%) – 6
      (6%)

      Describes the health issue using language appropriate for the audience.

      (20 possible points)


      19
      (19%) – 20
      (20%)

      17
      (17%) – 18
      (18%)

      15
      (15%) – 16
      (16%)

      0
      (0%) – 14
      (14%)

      Provides guidance on how to identify websites and resources with credible information on the issue.

      (20 possible points)


      19
      (19%) – 20
      (20%)

      17
      (17%) – 18
      (18%)

      15
      (15%) – 16
      (16%)

      0
      (0%) – 14
      (14%)

      Recommends 4-5 websites with clear, valuable, and reliable information on the issue.

      (10 possible points)


      9
      (9%) – 10
      (10%)

      0
      (0%) – 8
      (8%)

      0
      (0%) – 7
      (7%)

      0
      (0%) – 6
      (6%)

      Writing used in Introduction

      (10 possible points)


      9
      (9%) – 10
      (10%)

      0
      (0%) – 8
      (8%)

      0
      (0%) – 7
      (7%)

      0
      (0%) – 6
      (6%)

      Writing used in Flyer

      (20 possible points)


      18
      (18%) – 20
      (20%)

      16
      (16%) – 17
      (17%)

      14
      (14%) – 15
      (15%)

      0
      (0%) – 13
      (13%)

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