Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits - 2021

For more information on this course, please contact: Kirsten Burcat at kburcat@hshsl.umaryland.edu 


Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers.This 1.5 CE webinar or in-person class is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numeracy.

Course 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:

  • Understand their role in communicating health risk and benefits to individuals
  • Understand risk and benefit statistics from an individual's perspective
  • Understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand
  • Understand that numeracy is a key component of health literacy and shared decision making in managing one’s health

Agenda 
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