Archive for the ‘Health Information Literacy’ Category
Friday, October 28th, 2016
A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and post-hospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with BUMC to develop this toolkit to assist hospitals, particularly those that serve diverse populations, to replicate the RED. In addition, there is a booklet for patients based on the RED Toolkit entitled, “Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital.”
Visit the web page to learn more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zyw8
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
A NIH funded study recommends the use of an oral syringe instead of a small measuring cup when giving medicine to children. In this study, with participation of more than 2,100 parents, they found that the greatest confusion occurred when parents used dosing cups instead of oral syringes. Parents also made more errors when they looked at medication labels that only referred to teaspoons. To learn more about this research listen to the podcast with lead author, Dr. Shonna Yin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/p86r
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) https://nnlm.gov/bhic/u1q5 is promoting their free Safe to Sleep® campaign and materials including various print resources and videos for parents and professionals. Many are also available in Spanish..You can use these materials to help parents of newborns and infants learn about safe sleep positions and to raise awareness of this condition in the community. Many of these items are available for download or can be ordered at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kxrb. For items that you can use to promote the Safe to Sleep® campaign or your outreach, check out our E-Toolkit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/lbub.
Friday, October 14th, 2016
October 25, 2016 at 2 PM EDT
Join the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) in a Twitter chat about resources and information that libraries provide in regards to health and minority communities. Use #LibHealthChat to participate.
From tweet by @MinorityHealth.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
It is not too early to plan for Health Literacy Month in October. Health Literacy Month https://nnlm.gov/bhic/b599 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 an organization like your public library.
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
The purpose of this program is to disseminate and market rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities. The successful applicant with develop and maintain a website and strategies to share the research. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0o44.
Text adapted from the information page for this FORHP grant.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0skc
And to learn more about other methods of birth control, visit the Women’s Health website https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1gpv
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov has been redesigned! It is now mobile ready for easier access on cell phones and tablets. You’ll also see brighter colors and simpler layouts. The “About Us” area briefly describes the roles of the website, the Office of Minority Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You can also browse by three additional sections: National CLAS Standards, Education, and Resources.
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.
Detailed application information and example topics: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia
Open (Earliest Submission) and Letter of Intent Due Date: November 16, 2016
Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Award Budget: $100,000 for one year, $200,000 over two years or $300,000 over 3 years, in direct costs
Text for this post was adapted from https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia.
Monday, August 15th, 2016
The National Blood Clot Alliance has created an educational campaign to help prevent blood clots during hospitalization.
The campaign includes:
- “A downloadable list of risk factors for blood clots
- A short video about how hospitalization can put you at risk for a blood clot
- A prevention plan checklist
- A campaign infographic
- Additional information to help people learn more about blood clot risks, signs and symptoms, and prevention before they enter the hospital”
Learn more by visiting the campaign website: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/b90c