Health Literacy in Health Care Education and Evaluating Virtual World Exhibits

Since our last update, the project team has focused on the importance of integrating health literacy principles into health care education and on developing a checklist for evaluating the fit of virtual world exhibits with principles of health literacy.  We presented Exploring the depths of health literacy: Are we teaching this and why does it matter? at the Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting in November 2012. Then, in April 2013 we presented Promoting health literacy through leading edge occupational therapy education at the American Occupational Therapy Association. Most recently, we presented our ongoing work on health literacy in virtual worlds at the annual faculty development conference at Jefferson, Evaluating the fit of virtual world exhibits with health literacy principles: