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Clarifying a Vision for Health Literacy: A Holistic School-Based Community Approach

Gordon, Shirley C. PhD, NCSN; Barry, Charlotte D. PhD, NCSN; Dunn, Dorothy J. PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC; King, Beth PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3182157c34
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Health literacy has come to the forefront as an emerging health issue. Processes are needed to incorporate health literacy across community-wide settings. The purpose of this article is to describe the process used to assist community partners in a school health program in clarifying their vision of health literacy from which a more holistic approach to the care of school-aged children and the community was cocreated.

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

Correspondence: Shirley C. Gordon, PhD, NCSN, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (sgordon@fau.edu).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.