Health Literacy Problem Identification

 Each student prepares a 1 page memorandum with a minimum of 4 references, to a State Policy Maker (specify who: type of state official) identifying the health literacy policy problem plus 2 pages of tables/graphs. 1) Choose problem; define and describe the problem/issue, and the significance/consequences 2) summarize data relevant to the issue i.e., prevalence/incidence; trends over time; disparities among minorities ; risk factors, readability levels State Policy Maker- Jimmy Guidry, M.D. Health Literacy problem- Absence of physicians communicating health information to patients.