Budgets affect literacy

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:52 PM

While social media and advances in online video have created opportunities for physicians to better educate their patients, Dr. Brian Stork says people will still have to be technologically savvy, as well as possess good reading and writing skills.

"Unfortunately, this exciting opportunity to improve health literacy comes at a time when public schools across the nation are struggling from a lack of funding support," Stork writes in "Public school funding affects the future of health literacy."

Stork, a urologist for the Muskegon-based West Shore Urology, cites the deficit budgets that Michigan school districts — including the Grand Haven Area Public Schools — are dealing with, and how that will impact learning. His sources include Grand Haven Tribune stories.

To read the rest of his blog, CLICK HERE.

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