You understand what you are talking about. You listen to what you’re talking about. You are able to speak in complete sentences. You have the right to speak to someone you don’t know.
Health literacy is a key component of any good health related education. As a person with health issues (as our research shows we are more likely to become sicker as we age) I feel it is a necessity to have a health literacy campaign in place to educate the public on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, exercise, sleep, and the importance of having a plan of action to avoid falling ill.
And that is what these four key verbs are.
So, how do you know what health literacy is? Here is a video that explains the definition and how to use it to educate the public on preventing and treating diseases. It’s a great, easy to understand video.
I think the key verbs are easy to understand. When you ask people to explain a verb, the first thing they will do is to start with a verb that describes the action that is being performed. For example, to wash yourself, the question would be, “How do you wash yourself?” Then the person answering would reply, “I wash myself”.
I’ve always wondered how people are able to wash themselves so thoroughly. So I decided to take a look at how health literacy is defined. How does one go about defining health literacy? The dictionary defines health literacy as “the ability to read, write, and comprehend health information.
As I read, it became clear to me that the only verbs that have a positive connotation are do, read, and comprehend. The other eight verbs are either negative or don’t seem to have a positive connotation if they’re used in conjunction with other verbs.
The dictionary definitioins health literacy as the ability to read, write, and comprehend health information, but if you read it again I bet you’ll agree, it’s much more than that. The dictionary defines health literacy as the ability to read, write, and comprehend health information.
So let’s look at all of the verbs that define health literacy. I’ll use the dictionary definition of health literacy as an example.