Ochsner Introduces Literacy Program to Promote Healthy Minds
Reading to Children Early Helps Identify Developmental Delays and Promote Growth
NEW ORLEANS, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday, May 29, from 10:30am - 11:30am , at 1315 Jefferson Highway , New Orleans , Ochsner for Children will "Reach Out and Read " with Louisiana's First Lady Supriya Jin...
Kathleen Strauss to Help Launch Braille Literacy Campaign
LANSING, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan State Board of Education President Kathleen Strauss will join members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan to launch a Braille Literacy
Campaign Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 am in the Rotunda of the Michigan State Capito...
BCBSF and FLC Establish Florida Health Literacy Grants Program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is proud to announce it has awarded the Florida Literacy
Coalition (FLC) a three-year grant for the establishment of a statewide health literacy
initiative. The goal of the grant is to create a new ...
U.S. Department of Education-Funded Study Demonstrates, WordWorld, PBS KIDS(R) Television Series Works as Critical Early Literacy Tool
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- 30 million Americans in the U.S. are
functionally illiterate and their children are two times more likely than
average to grow up illiterate(1). The need for additional tools to help
children learn to read is more crucial than ever. President-Elect Barack Obama...
VIDEO from Medialink and Your Baby Can Read: Early Literacy in Children ... Proven Path to Success
NEW YORK, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For every parent who wants the very best
for their children, there is one gift designed to provide higher
self-confidence, better academic results and life-long achievement -- early
learning skills. Numerous infant studies have proven that early readers have
U.S. Department of Education Funded Study Demonstrates, WordWorld, a PBS KIDS(R) Television Series Works as Critical Early Literacy Tool
NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Department of Education funded
study found that WordWorld, an Emmy(R) winning PBS KIDS series, significantly
strengthens early literacy
skills in preschoolers, providing the building
blocks essential for learning how to read. The study is part of the Ready ...
Three Rs and HIV/AIDS Mark New Haiti Literacy Plan
WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing literacy
curbing HIV/AIDS is the centerpiece of the U.S. Agency for International
Development's (USAID) new three-year effort designed to stabilize parts of
Haiti plagued by community unrest.
The Haiti Basic Education Project -- a...
Lake Hospital System Selected as Pilot Site for Health Information Literacy Research Project
PAINESVILLE, Ohio, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication is essential
for the effective delivery of health care. Unfortunately, there is often a
disparity between what a doctor says and a patient's level of
understanding. In fact, evidence shows that patients often misinterpret or
do not unde...
Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work
Company and Foundation to be Honored by National Science Board and
Council on Foundations in May
PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation,
the health care, nutrition and innovative materials company, and its
philanthropic arm, the Bayer USA Foundation, will be...
New Report Estimates Cost of Low Health Literacy Between $106 - $236 Billion Annually
Experts discuss if improving health literacy
is the solution to providing coverage for the nation's 47 million uninsured people
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released
today from the University of Connecticut states that the cost of low health
literacy in Medical Technology
literacy in Medical Definition
...e, high-pressure decision making under conditions of uncertainty and urgent-- and the practitioner’s temperament -- calm, mature and patient. Computer literacy
Since the 70’s most training was “on the job”, essentially “see one, do one, teach one”. Each new advice nurse had to learn through tr...
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...ate ... Since the early 1970s, the cases of dental caries in permanent teeth have ... Additionally, some people with limited oral health literacy
may not be able to ... ... access to care, and advocating for policies that create oral health parity. Oral Health America 410 N. Michigan...
... ... CIPM Partners with Department of Defense for Invasive Species Workshop ... Dept. of Defense invasive species workshop | improving science literacy
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literacy in Biological News
Science returns to the Capitol Hill spotlight at March 24 exhibition
...mate, Elena Litchman
Museum of Science, Boston, Advancing Technological literacy
& Skills (ATLAS) for Elementary Educators, Christine Cunningham, National Center for Technological literacy
at Museum of Science, Boston
Northwestern University, Diagnostics of th...
New York, Florida schools win awards at national student competition
...ion, which was created in IEEE-USA's former Washington office in 1992 and staged for the first time a year later, is designed to promote technological literacy
and engineering to middle school students. Under the guidance of an engineer and teacher, the children create their own vision of a future city, worki...
NASA picks ASU research team to guide study of search for life
...in the targeting and interpretation of data from space missions. In line with the School of Earth and Space Exploration's mission of improving science literacy
both on and off campus, the ASU team has plans to engage students and teachers in the discovery process through virtual field trips and educator works...
Integrated curriculum enhances academics
...ldlife, and the local environment. SYHP gave teachers opportunities to offer powerful learning tools to improve students' environmental and ecological literacy
in addition to the basic principles of core academic subjects. The goal of the SYHP was to create a cross-curricular learning environment while teachi...
New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines
...hysics for Future Presidents" (Norton, 2008) that he's written as a primer for anyone aspiring to the Oval Office.
The book provides the scientific literacy
would-be leaders need to challenge ill-informed, partisan advice on science-based issues such as terrorist threats, global warming, the value of manne...
Training future scientists at the Ecological Society of America's 93rd Annual Meeting
...ly research activities to teaching methods in K-12, college and graduate school classrooms.
On Wednesday, August 6, a symposium titled "Ecological literacy
for All" will recommend avenues for communicating basic ecological principles and critical thinking skills. Diane Ebert-May, a plant biologist at Mich...
BioScience tip sheet July/August 2008
...barrel crude oil. Policy choices in the future development of biofuels will be crucial to the role that such fuels play.
of Undergraduate Nonscience Majors and the Impact of Introductory Biology and Genetics Courses.
Bethany Vice Bowling, Carl A. Huether, Lihshing Wan...
Ecological Society of America announces its 93rd Annual Meeting
Prominent environmental biologist Thomas Lovejoy will open the meeting on Sunday, Aug. 3 with his plenary lecture, titled "Ecological literacy
in a Phantasmagorical World." Lovejoy is president of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and the chief biodiversity adviser t...
AGU Journalism Awards won by Margaret Munro and Dr. Richard Smith
...tful; computer animations are riveting. Linking solid science with societal issues, the film demonstrates how journalism can elevate public scientific literacy
and awareness, as well as lead public opinion on critical scientific, environmental, and societal issues.
The 90-minute documentary may be viewed a...
Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN
...mpletion rates: one in four girls do not complete primary school, compared to one in seven boys.
More girls in school means higher rates of female literacy
-- for every 10 percent increase in female literacy, a countrys economy can grow by 0.3 percent.
UN experts estimate the reduction in diarrhea enge...
literacy in Biological Technology
Leaders in Health Literacy Recognized by the Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation
WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Clear Health Communication at the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced the recipients of the prestigious Pfizer Health Literacy
in Advancing Patient Safety Award. Honored for their innovative and influential efforts in the Health...
NeuronFarm announces literacy training website
MADISON The NeuronFarm LLC , a privately held Madison, Wisconsin-based educational software company announced the launch of a new website to introduce its products designed for students, educators and parents interested in literacy.
The website ( www.NeuronFarm.com ) provides information abou...
New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations
...an Americans and 49 percent of Hispanics believe race plays a role in the quality of care received for Alzheimer's.
"These data point to a health literacy
gap in minority communities with the potential to impact health outcomes if not properly addressed through increased education, screening and access t...
PDHI Launches Short Form of Its ConXus Profile Health Assessment
...ow offers a short form of its health risk assessment (HRA), the ConXus(R) Profile. The shorter format facilitates completion by populations with low literacy
and reduces processing costs of paper assessments. The short form does not replace the original, longer adult HRA, but joins PDHI's suite of ConXus a...
Video: Fortune 1000 Executives: New President Must Fix Education Gap
... Bayer Corporation's Making Science Make Sense
Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) is Bayer Corporation's company-wide
initiative that advances science literacy
through hands-on, inquiry-based
science education, employee volunteerism and a public education campaign.
Currently, 12 Bayer sites around the country...
Professor-turned-producer learns the movie biz
...shows for television, and also making all of the new and previously released Molecularium content available on a series of DVDs.
Promoting science literacy
to the public is no easy task, Siegel said, but he and his colleagues are in it for the long haul.
"If you're doing something that makes a positive...
BIOCOM Institute Secures Non-Profit Designation and Funding
...rk together to improve the state of science education," said Kristie
Grover, the BIOCOM Institute's director. "Through programs that encourage
and interaction with the biotech and medical device
community, the BIOCOM Institute will open our student's eyes to the world
of science and improve t...
Federal Funding Supports Small Business Innovation
...n conference. Innovations must address a national problem or R&D need in order to be eligible for SBIR/STTR funding. The T3 website addresses Americas literacy
challenge, Johnson-Glenburg explains. The companys mission is to provide top-quality, reusable e-learning content. The SBIR funding has allowed them t...
Joint Venture Trains Minority Students for IT Careers
...ive academic support in preparation for competitive university admissions and study. The Academy's dual focus on academic excellence and technological literacy
prepares promising students for learning and leadership in the 21st-century digital age.
Through hands-on training, mentoring, leadership developme...
Video-Games in the Classroom
...cymakers understand the role of games in education."
Building video-game literacy
among teachers is a key step in the effort, Squire says.
"We have people...d Squire are the lead instructors in a daylong workshop on video gaming and literacy
sponsored by the UW-Madison Office of Education Outreach on Feb. 12 at the ...