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Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category

NIH MedlinePlus magazine: healthy mail for you and patients

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Did you know that you can get consumer-friendly NIH research delivered to your home or office? Subscribe to NIH MedlinePlus magazine for quarterly health news you can use. Bulk ordering is available.

Read online: http://1.usa.gov/1RamM3I

Subscriptions: http://1.usa.gov/1pF7kCN

 

Prenatal Education for Low-Income Latinas Using Photonovels

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas

By Susan J. Auger, Sarah Verbiest, James V. Spickard, Florence M. Simán, and Mélida Colindres

Published in Journal of Participatory Medicine, December 2015, http://bit.ly/1RhjfCu

“This study demonstrated that 1) a participatory prenatal education program can be an effective way to foster health literacy and empowerment among low-income Latinas; and 2) trained lay educators can be effective group facilitators. The intervention’s tripartite approach offers a vehicle for health professionals to partner with Latino communities to promote active participation and capacity building for health and change. This strategy could be adapted and tested with other topics and communities.”

 

Webinar – Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

March 17, 2016 at 3 pm ET

From Office of Minority Health Bulletin

For registration, visit http://bit.ly/1S41ple

Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health for the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards).

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services means that services are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels and communication needs. Implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services helps individuals and organizations respond to the demographic changes in the U.S.; reduce health disparities; improve the quality of services; meet legislative, regulatory and accreditation mandates; gain a competitive edge in the market place; and decrease the likelihood of liability. The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to best serve our nation’s increasingly diverse communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Webinar – Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Adapted from DigitalGov

March 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/20XiZaY

Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can address to better understand your audience and their needs. In this webinar we will share our experience implementing social listening as a tool directed to our Spanish speaking audience and how to partner with other reliable sources to provide relevant content at every stage of the disaster. In addition, we will share lessons learned and best practices about our engagement.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in social listening for Spanish speaking markets in the United States
  • Digital and social media managers with content responsibilities in Spanish
  • Anyone interested in social media, disasters and communications with limited English proficiency communities

About the Presenters

Daniel Llargues is the FEMA National Spokesperson for the growing Hispanic community in the United States in the office of External Affairs.

Lucia Castro Herrera is the Disaster Spanish Social Content Specialist on the Digital Engagement team in the Office of External Affairs at FEMA.

Keeping your kid’s teeth healthy

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 20% of school-aged children have untreated tooth decay.

MedlinePlus has resources for preventing tooth decay and other dental health issues, from birth through adulthood.

Child Dental Health: http://1.usa.gov/1QtrW6d

Dental Health: http://1.usa.gov/1TAdTCj

Colorectal Cancer Month: Toolkit

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Healthfinder.gov has an online toolkit to promote colorectal health throughout the month. The kit includes wording for getting the word out through social messaging and traditional media, as well as health information resources.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: http://1.usa.gov/1xs4s9m

CDC: Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious illness that can be especially serious for babies. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following steps to protect babies from whooping cough:

  • If you are pregnant, get vaccinated with the whooping cough vaccine in your third trimester.
  • Surround your baby with family members and caregivers who are up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccine.
  • Make sure your baby gets all his doses of the whooping cough vaccine.

More information about protecting babies from whooping cough: http://1.usa.gov/1SPOi8T

Protect Babies from Whooping Cough Infographic: http://1.usa.gov/1R4rezs

Walking: A simple route to improving your health​

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The February 2016 issue of The Nation’s Health contains a shareable handout in English, Spanish, and easy-to-read versions on the benefits of walking.

Walking: A simple route to improving your health​ (American Public Health Association): http://bit.ly/UD9hur

 

Bladder Health – Guide for community and faith-based groups

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Center for Faith-based and and Neighborhood Partnerships, in conjunction with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, has a new guide for community and faith-based leaders on Bladder Health.

Bladder Health: What Health Ministers Need to Know: http://1.usa.gov/1SbilXN (.pdf)

 

Videos from Health Literacy Summit

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Eighteen presentations are available to watch online from the 2015 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit: Better Health Through Better Communication, http://1.usa.gov/20ul6s0.

Video Presentations include:

  • Using Social Media to Communicate Health Literate Messages
  • The 60% Challenge: Seniors and Health Literacy
  • Better Health and Healthcare for ESL Adults through Education
  • From Non-compliance to Exceptionalism: Changing the low health literacy story (aka Improving 30-day Hospital readmissions with an In-home Literacy Curriculum)
  • Health Information Seeking Behaviors of Adults with Low Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving Skills: Results from the 2012 US PIAAC Study

For more information about the summit, visit their web page: http://bit.ly/1mgJAST