No document containing innovative educational approaches would be complete
without a research section.While it seems obvious that family health and literacy
education are well matched to support each other, the evidence is in the research.
Explore the following selected key research links to learn more about how research
can inform your family health and literacy work.
Health Literacy Research
Evidence Report: Literacy and Health Outcomes
A systematic review and analysis of the literature to date regarding the relationship
between literacy level and health outcomes.
Focus on Basics: Literacy and Health
A quarterly journal with an issue on health literacy that presents best practice
and current research on adult learning and literacy.
Health & Literacy Special Collection Research Page
Includes links to a number of research articles that support evidence-based health
Literacy Harvest: Health Literacy
A journal by and for literacy practitioners and researchers, this issue focuses
on health literacy.
Family Literacy Research
Family Literacy Special Collection Research Page
Links to a number of research articles including those that support evidence-based
family literacy education.
Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
The Goodling Institute maintains a constantly updated and searchable annotated
Literacy Harvest: Family Literacy Forum
A journal by and for literacy practitioners and researcher, this issue focuses
on family literacy.
National Center for Family Literacy – Literacy Facts and Figures
The NCFL maintains a compendium of statistical indicators and research findings
related to literacy and other educational and social conditions.