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Health Literacy Leadership Institute

This advanced professional development opportunity looks at improving the health literacy skills of health professionals and consumers at every level. Peer learning is a core component of the Institute’s educational approach. Participants work on an educational project of their choice and receive feedback from instructors highly regarded for their health literacy curriculum development work in medical education and adult literacy, and from each other. The result is a final product that is current, comprehensive, informed by research, and reflective of best practice. 

Signage advise needed

My institution is about to change a sign that appears in all of our patient rooms. The old one was very verbose. I still find this one a bit verbose, but would like to get a variety of opinions on ways we could make it clearer.

 

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Laura Brown, M.L.S.

Clinical Librarian

Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library

Health Literacy Month Twitter Chat — October 25th, 3pm ET

October is Health Literacy Month! Do you have ideas on how organizations can help people navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health?

Join @healthfinder, @HHS_DrKoh, @AHRQNews, @HealthLitMo, and others in a Twitter chat on October 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Use the hashtag #healthlit to discuss IOM’s 10 Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations. 

For more information, contact info@nhic.org.

Guest Discussion: The Health Literacy Hackathon: New Technologies to Improve Health Literacy

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our first Guest Discussion on the new LINCS Health Literacy Community! It will be 2-Part discussion about the upcoming Health Literacy Hackathon, and how new technologies and creative ideas can be used to help facilitate better health literacy.  We are excited to have as our guests Stacy Robison, Xanthi Scrimgeour, Sandy Williams Hilfiker, and the rest of the CommunicateHealth team.  CommunicateHealth is a health education and communication firm specializing in improving health literacy through user-centered design.

Crosspost for Health Literacy Group: The Health Literacy Hackathon: New Technologies to Improve Health Literacy

 

Title: The Health Literacy Hackathon: New Technologies to Improve Health Literacy

 

Dates:

Part 1:   October 1st- 5th

Part 2:   October 15th-19th

 

TV411 What’s Cooking? Serving up Science and Math for Adult Learners

  • Date: 
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Online (Eastern Daylight Time)

We will introduce “TV411 What’s Cooking?”, a web-based cooking show that embeds basic science and math concepts in nutritious recipes.  We will also discuss strategies for integrating these materials into the adult education classroom. The videos and accompanying web lessons are designed for a pre-GED/GED audience and are available for free on TV411.org.

Guest Discussion Oct. 1-5: The Health Literacy Hackathon: New Technologies to Improve Health Literacy

 

Title: The Health Literacy Hackathon: New Technologies to Improve Health Literacy

 

Dates:

Part 1:   October 1st- 5th

Part 2:   October 15th-19th

 

Guest Speakers: Stacy Robison, Xanthi Scrimgeour, Sandy Williams Hilfiker, and the rest of the CommunicateHealth team.

CommunicateHealth to Host First-Ever Health Literacy Hackathon!

Almost 90% of adults struggle with complex health information. This is because most health information is presented in ways that make it hard to understand and use. People of color, older adults, and people with poor health status struggle the most with finding and understanding health information. It doesn't have to be this way! Health information should be understandable, accessible, and convenient.

Low-tech resources to "open the eyes" of a doctor to issues of health literacy?

Hi Everyone,

This is a question put out by a member. I am starting it in its own "discussion thread" here so we can try to get some ideas.

 

SITUATION: You have a commmitment from a physician  to consider the subject  of adult illeracy and health but only  if you FAX  info  to him

Study finds that COPD patients with low health literacy fare worse

Health literacy colleagues,

A September 13, 2012 Chicago Trubune article begins " People with chronic lung disease who have trouble grasping health information more often end up in the emergency room than their savvier peers, a new study shows." To read the article go to:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-rt-us-copd-patientsbre88c0st-20120913,0,2299548.story

 

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

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