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Building Health Literate Organizations

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Health Literacy Discussion List announces a new resource…

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change describes how organizations can move forward in achieving the attributes described in the Institute of Medicine discussion paper, “Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations”. The guidebook:

  • helps health care organizations of any size engage in organizational change to become health literate.
  • complements many excellent health literacy resources, helping organizations use them effectively and reliably.

The guidebook contains chapters and a case study on key health literacy development areas that intersect with the attributes of health literate health care organizations:

  • Engaging leadership
  • Preparing the workforce
  • The care environment
  • Involving populations served
  • Verbal communication
  • Reader-friendly materials

Each chapter answers these questions:

  • Why? Why do you need to address health literacy issues in this area? Why is it important?
  • What? What would success in this area look like? What are the target outcomes? Success may include changes to process, behavior, and attitudes, as well as health outcomes.
  • How? What tools, resources, and actions will you use to reach the target outcomes?

The guidebook offers an approach that enables organizations to start where they can begin to build a pattern of success, expanding to more than one area, eventually working in all key areas for results that can be sustained.

Building Health Literate Organizations:  A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change, authored by Mary Ann Abrams, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Audrey Riffenburgh, and Barbara Savage, is available at www.healthliterateorganization.org.

[Post originally shared on the IHA Health Literacy Discussion List, August 5, 2014]

 

 

 

NIH News in Health, August Issue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  This month includes news about recognizing life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, surviving sepsis, and mind/body therapy for fibromyalgia.

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.  You can order a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries of clinics.  Just email or call (301) 402-7337 for more information.

Webinar: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Webinar: Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 2 – 3 PM EST
Register at: http://bit.ly/NERtraining

The presentation will highlight trends in evaluation information use that make evaluation reports more engaging for different stakeholder audiences. Presented by the Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center.

This webinar is sponsored by the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Participants will be awarded 1 Medical Library Association CE unit, which may be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (MLA CHIS).

How to Become CAC Organization

Friday, July 18th, 2014

[Forwarded from the Office of Minority Health]

We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.

What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage

Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.

When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588

**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.

For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested organizations in your community. We look forward to seeing you there!

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