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ILS 495H: Health Literacy Instruction in Indiana


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ILS 495H: Health Literacy Instruction in Indiana

Offered Spring Semester 2023

Instructor: Dr. Bethany McGowan


*Open to all students. H credit possible.*

In this service-learning course, students will partner with health care providers from IU Health to develop health literacy tools and educational experiences.

Students will: 

· Listen to the information concerns of health care providers and patients 

· Use a range of commercial and open-source resources to locate health information and assess its quality 

 · Build resilience to misinformation and disinformation by developing plain-language messaging and patient resources tools 

· Incorporate culturally sensitive techniques that engage and empower individuals and communities to take positive action, especially overcoming language and learning barriers 

· Engage with communities in W. Lafayette, Lafayette, and Frankfort, Indiana 

· Balance in-class instruction with community engagement