NCI Announces Guide to Communicating Data to Lay Audiences
(Via the Blog Health Information Literacy – for health and well being)
Recommendations about selecting and presenting data, including tips for using visual symbols An introduction to the OPT-IN (Organize, Plan, Test, Integrate) framework which guides public health practitioners on how to present health data to lay audiences. Practice exercises using real-world examples to reinforce key concepts and help you apply what you have learned You CAN Make Data Talk and Be Understood Use Communication Fundamentals to Your Advantage Help Lay Audiences Understand Your Data Present Data Effectively Use OPT-In Framework to Make Your Data Talk Show What you Know: Communicating Data in Acute Public Health Situations Show What You Know: Communicating Data in Health Policy or Program Advocacy Situations
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Definition of cancer, a brief explanation of the origins of cancer in cells, basic cancer statistics, and links to other NCI cancer-related resources.
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- Clear & Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers
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- Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
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- Links to Other Web Sites
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