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Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category

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.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Campaign

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

As many as one in four children from birth to age 5 is at risk of developmental delay or behavioral challenges. To promote healthy development and early identification of these issues, several agencies within HHS (including SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Education have partnered to launch a public outreach campaign highlighting the importance of universal developmental and behavioral screening, and support for young children.

The campaign’s mission is to:

  • Promote universal screening.
  • Identify possible delays and behavioral issues in any child setting.
  • Enhance developmental supports for children.
  • Offer resources for professionals working with children.

These resources include screening tools, user guides for different audiences (including behavioral health providers), and an array of online resources for providers and parents.

http://1.usa.gov/1kOvwKc

Health LandScape mapping tool

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians - An interactive web-based mapping tool that allows health professionals, policy makers and researchers to combine, analyze and display information in ways that promote better understanding of health and healthcare issues.  http://bit.ly/1hEg6o7

From the Urban Institute Health Policy Center

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

A new study by the Urban Institute focuses on health insurance literacy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been helpful in creating an awareness that people who have never had insurance are expected to understand complex terminology.   This study shows racial/ethnic disparities in health literacy understanding. http://urbn.is/1hY0myc