Creating a Health Literacy Fair

Nurse and patient Health Literacy Fairs provide a great opportunity to raise awareness of the need for clear and readable health information. 

Teachers and students may plan a health literacy fair as a class project to involve community organizations that provide health and/or literacy services. 

Several Web sites offer step-by-step instructions for creating a local health fair, and those planning tools and tips are applicable to local health literacy fairs, as well.

Health Fairs: Bring Healthy Events to Your Employees

This document outlines steps in planning a health fair at the workplace.

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How to Plan a Health Fair

This Web page offers tips and steps in planning a health fair, including a sample Health Fair Checklist.

How the Idea for the Health Fair Was Born

A group in Lindsay Park, California, decided to put on a health fair. This Web page shares information, meeting notes, and ideas from their health fair.

Project Leader’s Handbook on How to Engage in Student-Driven Projects on Health and Safety

This handbook provides teachers with a guide for engaging students in developing a community resource guide. Contact Santa Ana College, Centennial Education Center, 2900 West Edinger, Santa Ana, CA 92704, telephone: 714-241-5742.

American Medical Association Health Literacy Web Site (AMA)

Help patients understand educational kit is the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy.

A Health Literacy Tool Kit is available at a cost of $35. Some local health programs may be able to obtain this kit for free through affiliations AMA Alliance chapters and medical societies with interested in creating health literacy education programs.

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