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Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category

New resource: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid.  The knowledge path points to resources about providing and strengthening EPSDT and includes tools for state Medicaid programs, health care practices, training, and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. The knowledge path is available at http://bit.ly/1mN2MVR

 

A separate brief presents resources to help families find care, services, and support for their children, learn more about EPSDT, and find tools to help them play a more active role in their children’s EPSDT-related visits. The brief is available at http://bit.ly/1l4VqZp

Webinar: Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Introducing NIC’s Health Reform and Public Safety Webinar Series . . .

Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals

July 22, 2014

10 -11:30am PT / 11 – 12:30pm MT/AZT/ 12pm – 1:30pm CT / 1pm -2:30pm ET

Target Audience: Criminal Justice Professionals, Corrections Health Professionals, Community-based Providers

Register at this link: http://bit.ly/1rhECpz

As mentioned in the NIC broadcast Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes on June 18, 2014, NIC is pleased to offer the first of several follow-up webinars that will delve further into health reform issues in criminal justice and corrections settings.

First up – Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals.

With the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it is now possible for millions of low-income justice-involved individuals to obtain insurance coverage for their physical and behavioral health care needs. This far- reaching systems change will impact every component of the criminal justice system from pretrial to reentry, from corrections health to behavioral health. Criminal Justice professional and Health professionals alike have a role in helping these individuals develop the capacity to obtain and understand basic health information to make appropriate health care decisions. In this one and half hour presentation you will hear from national correctional health care and health literacy experts. The content of this webinar will meet the following objectives:

Objectives:

1. Understand the health needs and incidence of chronic disease in the CJ population

2. Understand the importance of maintaining a continuum of care as inmates transition from jails to the community

3. Understand the barriers to access to care for this population, i.e., health literacy

4. Understand the role of criminal justice professionals, (corrections health, transition counselors, and probation/parole) in incorporating linkage to health care into case managements

5. Provide strategies for establishing linkages / maintaining continuum of care

Announcing the interactive Health Literate Care Model

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

From DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

 

Most Americans are challenged by the complexity of the health information they need to navigate the health care system and to stay healthy. We can begin to address this challenge by infusing health literacy throughout the health care system using the Health Literate Care Model. The Model provides health care organizations with a detailed framework and toolkit for integrating health literacy into the critical aspects of health care planning and operations.

NEW TOOL: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has just launched an interactive Health Literate Care Model graphic – a quick way to understand how to integrate health literacy strategies throughout health care organizations.

We encourage you to try out the interactive graphic – and share with your colleagues. Here is sample language for sharing with your networks.

-SAMPLE EMAIL-

Announcing the NEW Interactive Health Literate Care Model!

In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, health decision-making, and self-management. The Health Literate Care Model weaves these and other health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model, formerly the Chronic Care Model. The model calls for health care providers to:

·         approach all patients as if they are at risk of not understanding health information;

  •          employ a range of effective strategies for making all communication clear and actionable; and
  •          confirm patients’ understanding.

Use this interactive graphic to learn how to implement the Health Literate Care Model: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

 

 -SAMPLE TWEETS-

NEW! Interactive Health Literate Care Model teaches effective #healthlit concepts via clickable content. http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

How can we adopt health literacy strategies within the health care system? Learn how: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S #healthlit

NEW Tool! Try – and share – this interactive graphic to learn about the Health Literate Care Model. http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S #healthlit

-SAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS-

How can we adopt effective health literacy strategies within the health care system? The Health Literate Care Model can help. Learn more with this interactive graphic, adapted from the original Chronic Care Model.

Link: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy for Informed Consent and Health Literacy: A Workshop

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

On Monday, July 28th, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy is offering the workshop: Informed Consent and Health Literacy.  The workshop will feature presentations on the effect of regulatory requirements on health literate communications and ways to meet the requirements in a health literate manner.  The meeting will run from 8:30am to 5:15pm Eastern time and can be viewed in person in Washington DC or via free webcast.  For more information, please visit the event web site: http://bit.ly/1p4ydJp

Informed consent is one of those overarching issues that touch on primary care, research, ethics, cultural competency, health disparities, legal issues and more.  The agenda includes a stellar roster of speakers, and should make for an informative and enlightening discussion of the issues and future direction in this area (PDF file): http://bit.ly/1mSDTre

Joint Commission’s Speak Up Program™

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Joint Commission along with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, launched a program in 2002 called Speak Up™.  It encourages patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. The Speak Up™ program features brochures, posters, animated videos and now in 2014 infographics, which can be downloaded for free.

Their latest release is Speak Up™ Anesthesia. It was developed to raise awareness of the risks of anesthesia or sedation and precautions that should be taken. The infographic includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation. http://bit.ly/1soSkrQ

There are NO copyright or reprinting permissions required for the Speak Up™ materials or copy. All Speak Up™ brochures, videos and infographics are available in English and Spanish. The copy can be translated into other languages by using the text and artwork files provided on the website. Organizations can add their address or logo to the Speak Up print materials as long as The Joint Commission logo is not moved or changed.

Toolkit: Media-Smart Youth – Eat, Think, and Be Active

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Media-Smart Youth is an interactive program that helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health.  Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the free Media-Smart Youth curriculum includes 10 lessons on media literacy, nutrition and physical activity.

Learn more about Media-Smart Youth and order materials online: http://1.usa.gov/1iETMgd

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy And The Marketplace, Thursday June 19th

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invite you to join them for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources.  A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.

When: Thursday, June 19th at 4pm Eastern
Registration (no pre-registration required): http://bit.ly/1qpMmFb
Conference Number: PW6650566
Passcode: 9529414
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840

NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x

Center for Health Literacy Promotion offers free training

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Together with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Center for Health Literacy Promotion has put together three short training sessions on understanding and promoting health literacy designed for social and health services providers and programs. Each session includes a short video, a pre- and post-test (with answer key), a handout, and a facilitator’s guide. All three sessions and their resources are available to download or view for free online.

To view these resources, visit the Center for Health Literacy Promotion: http://bit.ly/1mRCVYC

Vaccines on the Go app review

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The Vaccines on the Go app is critical for accurate education of vaccinations

“The Vaccines on the Go App was developed by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It was created to make finding accurate information about vaccines easier for parents.

The app was made to be a go-to source for any vaccination.

The app includes information about the actual vaccine, the diseases caused by not getting vaccinated, side effects of the vaccinations and any other information that parents may find useful.”

Read the rest of the review here: http://bit.ly/1uaej41

Free NIH funded Medical Translation App

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Communicate quickly with patients using translated medical phrases in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and more. Show phrases with text, and play with audio.

When needed, call live medical interpreters from Canopy.

Includes 1,500 common medical phrases created by medical professionals, available for 4 specialities:
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and General Surgery

Phrases cover:
Greeting and Goodbye, History, Physical Exam, Labs, Radiology, Procedures, Labor and Delivery, Gynecology, Reassessment, Plan, and more.

Canopy has been funded by NIH to create various resources to support clinicians in providing care for underserved minorities. They’ve developed a medical translator app and are eager for input.
If you use the code below, you’ll have the app and subsequent upgrades
free of charge, even when they begin to charge for it:
Click http://bit.ly/1j8G8kK or search for “canopy” on the App Store, and use access code
75753  after you download.
If downloading on an iPad, make sure to switch to IPHONE ONLY apps when
you search on the App Store.
This code is only good until Tuesday April 22!  Download the app today to ensure free access.