Health Literacy

Health Literacy: Developing health information for low-literacy individuals or communities, especially those where limited English proficiency is a concern.

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UPAC-Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services Program

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UPAC Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services (EMASS) Program is using a promotora model to reach out to unserved and underserved senior population (60 and older) from Latino, Filipino, African American and Somali (African Refugees) communities in the North, Central, and South Regions of San Diego County.  This Program is funded by the County of San Diego - Behavioral Health Service

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Health Literacy: A Toolkit for Communicators

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This resource was developed by AHIP’s Health Literacy Task Force for use by professionals charged with developing health literacy programs, plain language initiative, and member-experience programs is a toolkit that provides links to important resources for starting up health literacy initiatives.

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to help adult and pediatric practices ensure that systems are in place to promote better understanding by all patients, not just those you think need extra assistance.

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Plain Language: Improving Communication from the Federal Government to the Public

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This website developed by and for federal employees promotes and supports the use of plain language for all federal communications. The website provides an overview of plain language - communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it - as well as tools and tips for implementing plain language.

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Understanding Health Literacy and its Barriers: Current Bibliographies in Medicine

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This bibliography includes 651 citations from 1998-2003 of resources from various disciplines that relate to addressing the national issue of low health literacy. The resources selected examine some of the barriers that may need to be addressed when designing such health literacy strategies.

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Tips For Identifying and Addressing Health Literacy Issues

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This website provides information on patient health literacy, including barriers to health literacy. The website includes tips for identifying patients with low health literacy and how to effectively communicate with patients with low health literacy.

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Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency

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This online training course is designed to improve health care professionals' ability to communicate with patients and overcome barriers that can keep patients from getting the full benefit of quality care.

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The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

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The Health Literacy of America's Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are based on assessment tasks designed specifically to measure the health literacy of adults living in the United States. Health literacy was reported using four performance levels: Below Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient.

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State Official's Guide to Health Literacy

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This guide is intended for policymakers and other advocates wishing to improve health communication. The guide provides an overview of research findings on the issue of health literacy and a summary of the Council of State Government's (CSG) National Survey on Health Literacy Initiatives. Chapter One defines health literacy and offers evidence as to why it matters to states.

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