An excess of $230 billion a year in health care costs is linked to low adult literacy. 3 Nearly half of American adults have difficulty understanding and using health information. Lack of understanding impedes adults’ abilities to make appropriate health decisions and increases the likelihood that they’ll incur higher health costs. What is NAAL? The NCES will conduct the National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL) in 2002. It will assess the current status of the English-language literacy skills of adults in the U.S., as well as indicate how literacy proficiencies have changed over time.
38 21 12 18 42 ADULT LITERACY in America A First Look at the Findings of the National Adult Literacy Survey U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement NCES 1993–275Cited by: 332. The information is to identifying emerging health issues and trends and can be made available for epidemiological research. Statistical information is developed from these data sources disseminated to provide basic statistical data on these health events in Michigan. The data are provided at the state, county and community level.
QuickFacts Detroit city, Michigan. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) administers programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.. Our office provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs.