Available Until 1/31/2023

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM training office at nto@utah.edu

Numeracy  is the ability to access, use, interpret, and communicate mathematical information and ideas, to engage in and manage mathematical demands of a range of situations in adult life. (CDC, 2021).  Numeracy literacy can be a challenge not only for individuals receiving health information, but also for those providing information. This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction to communicating numerical health information. It is designed for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numeracy and communicating numbers.

Site URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/making-sense-numbers-understanding-risks-and-benefits-communicating

Learning Objectives
After completing this class participants will be able to:

  • Define numeracy, risk, outcome, benefit, statistics, relative risk, and absolute risk as they relate to numerical health information
  • Explain risk and benefit (numeracy) of health information from an individual’s perspective
  • Interpret and evaluate numerical health information
  • Communicate numerical health information to others
  • Recognize Medline plus as a resource for numerical health information

Introduction 5 minutes
Numeracy Literacy background information 5 minutes
PowerPoint Presentation 40 minutes
Exercises 20
Discussion and questions 20 minutes

MLA CE Credits: 1.5