Health Literacy Month Resources
This is the 11th year that advocates everywhere are raising awareness about health literacy and ways to improve understanding. This year, the focus is on stories – stories about why health literacy matters to healthcare providers, policy makers, researchers, educators, students, patients, families, and all others who care about health.
HOL Podcast: Why Health Literacy Matters: A Podcast with Many Voices
In this special edition podcast, you will hear five people share their stories about why health literacy matters, recorded in May 2009 at a workshop at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s (or IHA) 8th Annual Health Literacy Conference.
In this podcast, you will hear from:
- Michael Villaire, Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)
- Cindy Brach, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
- Michael Wolf PhD, Northwestern University
- Beccah Rothschild, Health Research to Action at UC Berkeley
- Jutta Ulrich, Health Guide America
The Health Literacy Month Story for October 2
“What’s Bigger: Genes or Chromosomes? A Lady with a Ph.D Is Suddenly Not Sure.” Talya Miron-Shatz, Ph.D. is on a mission to make sure that patients receive information in a manner that facilitates clear understanding and better decision-making. She tells about the first time she realized that knowledge does not simply pour out of the medical system and into patients’ minds.