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The Joint Commission Issues Call to Action to Improve When you are sick, following doctors’ orders are essential to recovery. But what happens if you really don’t understand the instructions your doctor gives you? Many Americans have low health literacy, or difficulty understanding medical speak, a problem affecting more than one-third of patients in the U.S. health care system. Those with literacy issues come from all walks of life; however, educational level, nativity, socio-economic status and elderly age are all associated with lower levels of health literacy Cultural, language and communication barriers often lead to misunderstandings between patients and their caregivers, which may cause harm to these patients. To help narrow the communications gap, The Joint Commission — a national leader for patient safety and health care quality — has just issued a call to action to: Make effective communication a priority Address patients’ communication needs across the spectrum of care Change public policy to promote improved communication For more information, please visit: www.jointcommission****
10 Feb 2007
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Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways, Room to Read and Scholastic Inc. Deliver Hundreds of Thousands of Books to Children in the Developing World Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways, Room to Read and Scholastic Inc. came together yesterday for the historic, inaugural flight of Literacy One, carrying hundreds of thousands of children's books donated by Scholastic Inc, aboard a new Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Hong Kong and onward to Room to Read libraries in Asia. The Literacy One Day ceremony and takeoff took place on Thursday, November 29 at 1:00pm at the Future of Flight Museum at Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Honorary guests included Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, who officially proclaimed Thursday, November 29 to be Literacy One Day by the City of Everett. Room to Read also honored the extraordinary ambassadorship of twelve students from Lakeside School in Seattle, who earlier this month raised a record-breaking $650,000. Also on hand was Scholastic's lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog and supporters of Room to Read's initiatives.
5 Dec 2007
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Video of Free Computer Literacy Camp conducted at NTM school Mysore on 1st Dec 07 and few old snaps of mys comp lit camp and gokak CLC. Do rate and show people what eBIZ is all about
24 Dec 2007
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A short video highlighting parts of Reading Is Fundamental's Multicultural Literacy Campaign launched in 2007.
15 Jan 2008
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A short video highlighting parts of Reading Is Fundamental's Multicultural Literacy Campaign launched in 2007.
16 Jan 2008
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Ten U.S. Teens Win 2008 National Financial Literacy Challenge Scholarship Awards from Charles Schwab Foundation Ten high school students were honored last night in Washington, D.C., at the National Financial Literacy Challenge Scholarship Awards Banquet, sponsored by Charles Schwab Foundation. The 10 winning teens each achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the inaugural National Financial Literacy Challenge, a voluntary online test of personal finance knowledge, sponsored by the Department of the U.S. Treasury. The attending Award winners, who came from all over the country, were also recognized by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy at its meeting this morning at the Department of the U.S. Treasury. In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winners and two guests each, winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship for use at the college or university of their choice. An additional $1,000 contribution in each of the winners' names will be made to the high schools or programs that provided their personal finance education, funded by Charles Schwab Foundation. To view Multimedia News Release, go to *******www.prnewswire****/mnr/charlesschwab/33689/
20 Jun 2008
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Assistant Professor Kay Stahl discusses the two tracks in the Master's Literacy Education Program at Steinhardt.
6 Dec 2008
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Trailer for soon to be released movie "Adult Literacy Teacher" If you are in the Scottsdale, AZ area and would like to record your own videos in MyStudio, it is located on the ground floor of Scottsdale Fashion Square, in the Palm Court (just east of the food court). Videos are automatically uploaded to our website and kept private until/unless you make them public. Please visit MyStudio**** to plan your session and to create your free social networking profile. With a MyStudio**** profile, you can leave John comments, send him messages, or add him as a friend. Distributed by Tubemogul.
31 Mar 2009
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Hollywood and Bollywood meet in a fun filled night of entertainment, dining, and music. Developments in Literacy (DIL) is a non-profit organization working to eradicate illiteracy in remote areas of Pakistan.
25 Apr 2009
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Congressman Jason Chaffetz takes a moral stand on FInancial Literacy in the face of ballooning deficits. But was he this concerned when deficits were running amuck under a Republican controlled government?   Sources: Chaffetz on Financial Literacy: *******www.sltrib****/news/ci_12254700 Pay As You Go: *******en.wikipedia****/wiki/PAYGO OBRA '90: ******* Homeland Security Act of 2002: ******* MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG, IMPROVEMENT, AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2003 ******* U.S. Federal Budget Over Time: *******www.supportingevidence****/Government/fed_budget_over_time.html Total outlays in budget submissions since 1962: *******
27 May 2009
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The goal of the GCF Literacy Program is to help adults at all levels become more proficient readers. The 1st phase of the project will be coming in 2010. Be sure to check back at GCFLearnFree**** for more details.
20 Nov 2009
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The Toys for Tots Literacy Program is helping raise awareness of the issue of children's literacy and the importance of families reading together. A year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the program offers our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to books and educational resources that enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively. As the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, participating The UPS Store (r) locations collect monetary donations throughout the year. Every dollar donated places a book into the hands of a less fortunate child in the local community. To raise awareness of the need for initiatives like the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, The UPS Store network has enlisted the assistance of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and its president and founder, Sharon Darling. "The ability to read is the foundation on which the rest of an education is built. However, far too many families can't foster a love of reading and learning because they don't have access to the resources they need, including books," said Darling. "The National Center for Educational Statistics released a report asserting that 33 percent of all fourth graders in this country cannot read at grade level. This puts at risk their futures and their ability to become actively engaged adults and productive members of society." The program suggests people consider purchasing a copy of a favorite childhood book and sharing its magic with a child who may not know the joy of having a book of his or her own. The NCFL and the Toys for Tots Literacy Program have also developed a book list as a guide for parents to use in selecting quality books for their children. Since the March 2008 launch of the program, The UPS Store network has raised more than $1 million, enabling the purchase of an equal number of books. For more information or to donate, please visit www.ToysforTotsLiteracy****.
15 Dec 2009
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April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Many consumers, some for the first time, have had to learn to live in a down economy. Financial Literacy Month is an opportunity for individuals to learn about financial matters such as developing a budget, understanding credit scores, and managing and saving money. To view Multimedia News Release, go to *******multivu.prnewswire****/mnr/money-management-international/43279/
2 Apr 2010
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*******www.HealthLiteracyMissouri**** Health Literacy Summit contact 314-361-9400 or visit www.HealthLiteracyMissouri**** to get more info.
28 May 2010
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