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The Connection between Low Literacy and Dementia
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 31, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

According to a recent study from Columbia University, there are connections between low literacy and dementia in older adults.


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The PIAAC Numeracy Framework: A Guide to Instruction
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 24, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Today, we are spotlighting an article from the Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, “The PIAAC Numeracy Framework: A Guide to Instruction,” by Donna Curry. 


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Save Money on Prescription Medications
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 19, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy and Discount Drug Network have partnered to offer a free prescription discount card. Accepted at 99% of all U.S. pharmacies, the ProLiteracy Prescription Savings Card can be used whether or not you are insured for savings up to 85% off.


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Health Insurance Literacy and Low Wage Earners: Why Reading Matters
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 19, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

This week, we are spotlighting an article from the ProLiteracy research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. An excerpt of the article “Health Insurance Literacy and Low Wage Earners: Why Reading Matters,” by Iris Feinberg, Georgia State University; Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University; Elizabeth L. Tighe, Georgia State University; and Michelle Mavreles Ogrodnick, Georgia State University is highlighted. 


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Veterans Advocate for Parent Education and Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 13, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

 

Tom Sticht, retired International Consultant in Adult Education, shared his experiences with National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Board of Directors member Wally “Famous” Amos. The cookie connoisseur speaks to the importance of family literacy and his concern for the intergenerational effects of an adult’s literacy on their children’s literacy.


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