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No document containing innovative educational approaches would be complete without a research section.While it seems obvious that family health and literacy education are well matched to support each other, the evidence is in the research.

Explore the following selected key research links to learn more about how research can inform your family health and literacy work.



Health Literacy Research

Evidence Report: Literacy and Health Outcomes
A systematic review and analysis of the literature to date regarding the relationship between literacy level and health outcomes.
Direct Link:
www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcsums/litsum.htm

Home Page:
www.ahrq.gov

Focus on Basics: Literacy and Health
A quarterly journal with an issue on health literacy that presents best practice and current research on adult learning and literacy.
Direct Link:
www.ncsall.net/index.php?id=149

Home Page:
www.ncsall.net

Health & Literacy Special Collection Research Page
Includes links to a number of research articles that support evidence-based health literacy education.
Direct Link:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/research.htm

Home Page:
www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/

Literacy Harvest: Health Literacy
A journal by and for literacy practitioners and researchers, this issue focuses on health literacy.
Direct Link:
www.lacnyc.org/resources/
publications/harvest/HarvestFall04.pdf

Home Page:
www.lacnyc.org

Family Literacy Research
Family Literacy Special Collection Research Page
Links to a number of research articles including those that support evidence-based family literacy education.

Direct Link:
http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/FamilyLit/research.html
Home Page:
http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/FamilyLit

Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
The Goodling Institute maintains a constantly updated and searchable annotated bibliography.
Direct Link:
www.ed.psu.edu/goodlinginstitute/research.htm
Home Page:
www.ed.psu.edu/goodlinginstitute

Literacy Harvest: Family Literacy Forum
A journal by and for literacy practitioners and researcher, this issue focuses on family literacy.
Direct Link:
www.lacnyc.org/resources/
publications/harvest/harvestFall03.pdf

Home Page:
www.lacnyc.org

National Center for Family Literacy – Literacy Facts and Figures
The NCFL maintains a compendium of statistical indicators and research findings related to literacy and other educational and social conditions.
Direct Link:
www.famlit.org/Resources/Research/index.cfm

Home Page:
www.famlit.org


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