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Your Own Health Literacy CME/CNE Program

Would you like to offer a health literacy CME/CNE program? Michelle Eberle would like to share materials she created for a CME program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. She’ll provide you with a presentation description and objectives to apply for CME at your hospital. Then, she’ll walk you through her slides and share tips for how you can customize the program. Following the webinar, Michelle will provide you with the slides for your own use.

Date:  March 4, 2015 from 2-3 PM

Register to attend the webinar by March 3, 2015.

 

For your reference, here is the description of the Health Literacy CME and objectives:

What Every Health Care Provider Needs to Know about Health Literacy

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Health literacy is a hot topic with many practical techniques for both providers and patients to improve the quality of the health care experience. Learn about ways to empower patients to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions. The presenter will discuss the latest trends and resources in the health literacy field. Attendees will learn about strategies for health care professionals from the National Action Plan for Health Literacy as well as other major health literacy initiatives.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Define health literacy and discuss the latest trends.
  • Understand each part of the definition of health literacy and leave equipped with resources to support patients to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.
  • Use Universal Precautions to assume that everyone may have difficulty understanding and
  • creating an environment where patients of all literacy levels can thrive.
  • Describe strategies for health care professionals from the National Action Plan for Health Literacy.

 

Funding Opportunity: National Institute of Nursing Research

From the National Institute of Nursing Research

mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01)

The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations.

Application Due Date: February 5, 2015 (Cycle I)

Learn more here: PA-14-180

Eligibility Information:

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education

For-Profit Organizations

Governments

Other

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)

About NINR:

NINR is dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through the funding of nursing research and research training. Our mission is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. This mission is accomplished through support of research in a number of science areas.  Among those areas of research are chronic and acute diseases, health promotion and maintenance, symptom management, health disparities, caregiving, self-management, and the end of life. NINR also supports the training of new investigators who bring new ideas and help to further expand research programs. The ultimate goal of our research is its dissemination into clinical practice and into the daily lives of individuals and families.

Forwarded from:

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635

michael.honch@nih.gov

 

Toolkit: Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy

[Press Release from Alliance for Health Reform]

Despite new private insurance coverage over the past year, many people do not understand the very terms and concepts necessary to make informed choices, according to recent studies. A new Alliance for Health Reform Toolkit, “Health Literacy and Health Insurance Literacy: Do Consumers Know What they are Buying?” addresses the extent and significance of both health literacy and health insurance literacy for Americans buying and using health insurance.

Highlights:

  • Nearly nine out of ten adults have difficulty using health information to make informed decisions about their health
  • Half of Americans don’t understand such basic health insurance terms as premium, deductible and copay
  • Thirty-seven percent of marketplace enrollees did not know their deductible, and 47 percent of those receiving subsidies did not know the amount of federal assistance they were getting.
  • The cost of low health literacy in the United States currently represents between 7 percent and 17 percent of all personal health care expenditures.

The Toolkit includes:

  • An overview of problems associated with health literacy as well as studies analyzing their impact.
  • Links to reports and news articles explaining and analyzing the issue
  • Contact information for leading experts on the issue

Contact: Marilyn Serafini mserafini@allhealth.org 202/789-2300

Produced with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Save the Date: Science Boot Camp

This year’s New England Science Boot Camp will be held June 17-19 on the lovely campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  Selection of this year’s science session topics has not been finalized, but will be announced in February. In addition to the three science sessions, this year’s boot camp will feature an evening presentation on the History of Science and a hands-on Capstone activity in which boot campers will work collaboratively to create data management plans from actual research cases.

This year Science Boot Campers can opt to arrive early on Tuesday evening or stay an additional night on Friday (at additional cost) to enjoy the sights and activities in the Bowdoin area. A tour of Bowdoin’s Coastal Center on Orr’s Island will be available to campers who opt to stay later on Friday.

Are you going to SLA in Boston? Consider heading up to boot camp afterwards!  Brunswick is the gateway to mid-coast Maine and is an easy three hour drive from Boston. Public transportation is also an option, via Greyhound bus or the Amtrak Downeaster.  Each provide daily service from Boston to Brunswick.

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open April 9th  and will be announced via e-mail, the e-Science Community blog, and on Twitter @NERescience. For further questions, please contact Donna Kafel, at donna.kafel@umassmed.edu

 

 

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