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Sample Activity

Health Literacy Public Health Forums: Partners for Action

STEP FOUR: Action Steps (15 minutes)

Ask participants to suggest action steps for public health, health care, ABE or library professionals. You might want to begin by posing the following questions:


Audience brainstorming activities typically generate a rich listing of possible action steps. You may want to include some of the actions that resulted from other forums.

Below is a list of action steps taken by previous forum attendees in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Oregon:

NOTE: This list will expand. Members of HALL will post actions steps and ideas sent in from departments of public health on the Harvard School of Public Health Web site at

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