Understand Your Audience

This means knowing your primary audience. The more you know about them, the better you can reach them with messages, activities, and policies.

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Surveys and other tools measure people’s literacy, numeracy, and their experiences with healthcare. Use these studies for ideas about research and evaluation questions or as benchmarks for your own results.

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Organizations can increase communication effectiveness when they recognize and bridge cultural differences that may contribute to miscommunication.

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This section will provide tools and resources to help public health professionals improve their communication with older adults by focusing on health literacy issues.

 

Page last reviewed: December 13, 2016