October is Health Literacy Month
Need ideas for promoting your health literacy services, programs or raise awareness?
Visit Health Literacy Consulting http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/ developed by Helen Osborne and author of the book Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message. The theme for 2013 is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.”
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) http://lincs.ed.gov/ a national literacy information community, is offering a health literacy daily blog series where both patients and healthcare professionals will tell their stories of the impact health literacy has had on them or their families https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/4th-annual-health-literacy-month-blog-series. Also, check out the free health literacy webinars that are being offered by Health Literacy Advisor. https://community.lincs.ed.gov/category/tags/free-health-literacy-webinars
To learn more about health literacy visit the NN/LM http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/hlthlit.html or view the video, Health Literacy a Prescription to End Confusion http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2004/Health-Literacy-A-Prescription-to-End-Confusion/Video.aspx, from the Institute of Medicine.
- Michelle Burda, NN/LM MAR Network & Advocacy Coordinator