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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: