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4 Cold Hard Facts About Health Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 30, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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Only 12 percent of adults in the United States have a high level of health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. In other words, nearly nine out of 10 adults lack the skills needed to fully manage their health care and prevent disease. These adults are more likely to report their health as poor, and are more likely to lack health insurance.

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Inmates Lose Access to Donated Books in the Northeast


Inmates in a number of New York and New Jersey prisons no longer can receive donated books in the mail from family members and community groups. Instead, they now have to pay for a narrowed down selection of books provided by six state-approved vendors. Additionally, this narrowed down selection hardly includes educational materials that previously helped inmates further themselves academically, socially, and psychologically.

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10 Steps to Create Your Legacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 17, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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To inform everyone about planned giving and the significant impact it can have on creating real change for adult literacy, we will be posting a monthly blog about planned giving with a range of helpful information.

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7 Unseen Problems Low-Literate Adults Experience When They Hide Their Secret
Posted by Ben Davis on January 12, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field
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It may be a surprise to you that every American has most likely interacted in one way or another with an adult who has little to no literacy skills. The fact is that there are 36 million adults in the United States who can’t read above a third-grade level. That means the likelihood of meeting someone who struggles to read is truly staggering.


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Boy Scout Collects Books to Benefit Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 09, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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Adult literacy recently gained a new and youthful champion. Hunter Noody, a Star Scout from Boy Scout Troop 267, in Fredonia, NY, recently completed his Citizenship in the Community merit badge by collecting books for a literacy organization in Western New York.

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