Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category
Thursday, July 28th, 2016
DeafHealth.org provides health information in American Sign Language via videos. The site shares information about diseases, medical tests, and medications as well as where to find deaf-friendly doctors. The material on the site has been generated by a team of people, including the CDC, NIH, hospitals, and individuals. The site is free but does require account creation with name and email. Find out more by visiting https://nnlm.gov/bhic/8ja3
(DeafHealth.org was formerly DeafMD.)
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
The Health Literacy Tool Shed is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature. Users can search by language and context to measure health literacy. To search the database, please visit: http://bit.ly/2a2Ig0E
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
In a new report, the American Cancer Society recommends that 11- and 12-year-old girls as well as boys should be vaccinated to guard against cancers associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV). “HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of cancers and hundreds of thousands of pre-cancers each year,” said Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of cancer control intervention for HPV vaccination and women’s cancers at the American Cancer Society. “It is critical that all the stakeholders here—families, health care providers, and others—make HPV vaccination a priority, so that prevention of the vast majority of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal [throat] cancers can become a reality.”
To learn more about the HPV vaccine and these recommendations go to HPV Facts and Fears. http://bit.ly/29Mwbkb
Monday, July 11th, 2016
From the NIDDK:
“The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is reducing the number of print publications in our warehouse.
Up to 250 copies of certain titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States.
View the list of eligible titles at NIDDK’s Online Catalog to order resources for your clinic, organization, or community.”
Deadline: July 31, 2016.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Enroll America and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services co-host a series of five webinars in which navigators and assisters share their experience, challenges and solutions for connecting people to health care and preventive services.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Health as a Second Language: Connecting Health Insurance Literacy to Outreach and Coverage to Care Efforts
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. ET
PowerMapping: Expanding Capacity and Building Partnerships to Connect with Consumers All Year Long
For additional information and recordings of previous webinars, visit http://bit.ly/29kDhdR
Text adapted from Enroll America.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Most people don’t think of kids when they think of arthritis.
To learn more about this disease go to Kids Get Arthritis Too http://bit.ly/29cFoA8
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Here is a great infographic from the CDC that illustrates how to protect yourself against mosquito bites.
To learn more insect repellent visit: http://1.usa.gov/299kQLL
To learn about mosquito control where you live visit: http://bit.ly/291ASmq
Friday, June 24th, 2016
As important stakeholders in health and nutrition, health professionals play an important role in helping to share key messages from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines with patients and clients. A new toolkit includes several Dietary Guidelines resources that health professionals can download and use in their practices:
- A downloadable PDF of the full 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
- The Executive Summary in English and Spanish
- Recommendations At-A-Glance in English and Spanish
- Graphics that can be downloaded, embedded within websites, and shared on social media
- Conversation starters for talking with patients and clients about nutrition
- Patient handouts on making healthy shifts and cutting down on added sugars
To access the toolkit, visit: http://1.usa.gov/28RrdNG
Friday, June 24th, 2016
Google is rolling out a new symptom search, which is purportedly will produce search results that include an overview description along with information on self-treatment options and what might warrant a doctor’s visit. By doing this, their goal is to help you to navigate and explore health conditions related to your symptoms, and quickly get to the point where you can do more in-depth research on the web or talk to a health professional. Google worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve the lists we show. Read more about it on the official Google blog: http://bit.ly/28XKW2p
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recently published the workshop summary from Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior?, http://bit.ly/1U9tzL7. This workshop discussed various aspects of food literacy including
- the role of consumer education, communication, and health literacy with respect to food safety, nutrition, and other health matters
- how scientific information is communicated
- how food literacy can be strengthened through communication tools and strategies