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Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category

La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test

Monday, August 10th, 2015

From the National Center for Farmworker Health:

“Do you need to explain to patients what happens during a Pap test? Our new digital story La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test educates the audience about the Pap test and the benefits of having it done. It helps the viewer understand what happens during a Pap test. Narrated in Spanish with English subtitles, this health education resource can be used by outreach staff  and health educators, or for viewing at health centers. ”

Available on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1TgF7yL

Patient in the Hospital? Know What You Are Eating During Your Stay

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

From the Patient Safety Authority Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

As a result of a study that analyzed 285 dietary errors from Jan 2009 to June 2014, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has developed this tip sheet for patients and their care givers to help prevent a diet error. Meals delivered to patients who were allergic to a food item on the tray were the most frequently reported type of event (181), with serious harm reported in eight events.

What You Can Do as a Patient to Help Prevent a Diet Error  bit.ly/1I3fv11

National Immunization Awareness Month: Toolkit

Monday, July 13th, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. healthfinder.gov has a toolkit for spreading the word about immunizations in your community through social media, email, newsletters and other media.

Toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1CB7Kih

First Aid in Agriculture: Resource in English and Spanish

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The National Center for Farmworker Health has published low literacy, culturally appropriate guides in English and Spanish on First Aid in Agriculture. The guides are part of NCFH’s quarterly series Health Tips/Consejos de Salud.

First Aid in Agriculture: Accidents and Injuries: http://bit.ly/1DbTaZu

Primeros auxilios en la agricultura: Accidentes y lesiones: http://bit.ly/1gxcw6D

Previous issues: http://bit.ly/1MpzFlr

Potential Harm of Unnecessary Health Care

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The New Yorker has published an article in their Annals of Health Care issue on the avalanche of unnecessary medical care, which could potentially harm patients physically and financially and what can be done about it.

To read the article, please visit: nyr.kr/1CyBGX0

 

American Academy of Nursing Partners with Consumer Reports

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The American Academy of Nursing has partnered with Consumer Reports to bring health care recommendations developed by nurse leaders to consumers. The Academy’s “Choosing Wisely” list of things patients and nurses should question, has been developed into useful brochures by Consumer Reports for consumers to reference for common health practices and treatments.

To read more, visit bit.ly/1GC22YT

 

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud

Monday, June 15th, 2015

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health will launch a new online training program for promotores de salud (community health workers).

That same day, they will hold a stakeholder call to introduce the program.

June 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Toll Free Number: 888-989-3422; Participant Passcode: 1071091

From the Office of Minority Health:

“This new e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes toward better health. It is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. The e-learning program will provide promotores de salud with basic knowledge to: promote healthy choices at the individual and community levels; apply basic principles and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve; and empower those individuals to create change in their communities.”


Speakers:

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health

Ken Johnson, JD, Senior Public Health Advisor, HHS Office of Minority Health

Liliana Rañón, Associate Director, Asian American/Pacific Islander & Latino Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Brendaly Rodríguez, MA, Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Co-chair, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, and Member, HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative Steering Committee

Health Literacy and Palliative Care: webcast

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects of palliative care. The workshop will be in-person at the Keck Center in Washington, DC and will be available as a webcast.

July 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET.

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1IXTwu0

 

Family as Medical Interpreters

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Using a qualified medical interpreter, and not a family member or other substitute, is a vital part of good medical care. Here is an informative video, including  vignettes, produced by UCLA Health Interpreter Services which can be used to illustrate the importance of using professional interpreters:  http://bit.ly/1AynVfe

Choosing a Hospital Just Got Easier

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has made the process of choosing a hospital easier on their Hospital Compare site by adding star ratings for patients’ experience of care. The ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), which has been in use since 2006 to measure patients’ perspectives of hospital care.

http://1.usa.gov/1De8t2z