Fostering Literacy for Good Health Today (FLIGHT) and Vive Desarollando Amplia Salud (VIDAS) are the English and Spanish versions of a new measure of health literacy. Click here for information about how to obtain the FLIGHT/VIDAS manual and test materials.
A new strategy for health literacy assessment, defining health literacy in a new way, FLIGHT/VIDAS offers users options to define someone's health literacy in a was that helps you link to their specific information needs. Assessing health literacy with new materials will allow you to identify individuals with low health literacy and adapt health literacy programs to their specific needs.
Developed so that both versions are equivalent and encompassing a wide range of difficulties, FLIGHT/VIDAS has been created to address the needs of clinicians and researchers for an easily administered and scored measure of health literacy. The scales measure a wide range of content from medication management to the importance of exercise and assess reading, numeracy, listening, and general health knowledge.
You can see a short video demonstrating the FLIGHT/VIDAS approach to assessing health literacy by clicking here.