Check out MedlinePlus’s topic on School Health <http://1.usa.gov/OiJZP6 > for the latest news and information. One new resource from the CDC is Helping Your Child Manage Diabetes at School. See related topics on bullying, child safety and college health.
Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category
It is not too early to plan for Health Literacy Month in October. Health Literacy Month <http://bit.ly/16cA6IA> is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. Examples include communication workshops for professionals, health education programs for patients and the public, educational offerings for students at all levels or having an expert in the field speak to your organization.
From the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners Summer Newsletter <http://bit.ly/1d28Pm1>
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners is releasing four new brochures on the following topics:
- Caring for Your Child
- Coordinating Your Care
- Staying Healthy
They have made these brochures easier to understand and read for the general public. Print copies and online versions of the brochures will be available by August for providers, health plans and other groups to distribute in hard copy or post on their websites. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
From the Advice Column of Dr. Carolyn Clancy<http://1.usa.gov/17Knviy>
According to 2010 Federal data more babies are born in July, August and September. Dr. Clancy reviews the signs and symptoms of major depression and discusses what you can do to get help for yourself or someone you know.
From Families USA:
Open enrollment in the new health care benefits available under the Affordable Care Act begins October 1. Engaging communities and uninsured stakeholders now is key to ensuring the success of enrollment efforts. Community groups, faith communities, health care providers, and advocacy organizations are busy making plans for outreach and education. Families USA next Health Action webinar will feature a discussion with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Health Care Workers about the results of two pilot outreach projects. Both projects tested and evaluated effective methods for reaching, educating, and engaging target communities about health care coverage options.
Webinar: Lessons Learned from Early Outreach and Enrollment Projects Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT – 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
Click here to register: http://bit.ly/14PxN1V
Planned Parenthood will discuss the two canvass pilot projects they conducted in Detroit, Michigan, and Dallas, Texas, from May to June, which tested messaging and enrollment best practices related to the Affordable Care Act. They will present their results and the lessons they learned. SEIU will discuss the pilot program they ran in south Los Angeles, California, which focused on determining the obstacles that consumers face to getting health coverage and methods to find, screen, and enroll people in health coverage.
There is a lot of work to be done between now and October 1 to make sure we are ready for open enrollment. We hope you can join us for this important conversation that can inform your outreach and enrollment plans and goals.
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has released a new, free publication — Health Literacy: The Solid Facts. Designed to influence policy makers, the 73 page guide summarizes the problem and lays out strategy to create health literacy friendly institutions and make policy. http://bit.ly/16QhSkE
CommunicateHealth just announced their weekly e-newsletter, We (heart) Health Literacy. The newsletter features practical health literacy tips and tricks. Sign up at: http://bit.ly/174v16o
Veterans Health Library
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Access veteran-focused health information in the form of health sheets, videos, guides, and flipbooks geared toward veterans, their family members, and caregivers. Available here: http://bit.ly/12nX9CJ
2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare is written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation and narrated by Charlie Gibson, former anchor of ABC’s World News with Charlie Gibson and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This new animated video features the YouToons as they get ready for “Obamacare” and explore health insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The cartoon serves as a health reform tutorial for consumers and organizations. 2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare <http://bit.ly/1c2tDGX>
This brochure, available in English and Spanish, provides patients with questions that they should ask upon discharge to help them get the information they need for the best follow-up care. <http://bit.ly/168xkGg>