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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Literacy and Health Outcomes

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This publication is a report on a systematic review that consolidated and analyzed the body of literature that has been produced to date regarding the relationship between literacy and health outcomes and the evidence about interventions intended to improve the health of people with low literacy.

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Literacy and Health in America

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This Policy Information Report seeks to further illuminate the relationship between literacy and health using data from large-scale surveys of adult literacy. Included in these assessments were a variety of health-related materials.

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How to Create a Pill Card

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This guide was designed to help users create an easy-to-use "pill card" for patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines. Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.

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Health Literacy Practices in Primary Care Settings: Examples From the Field

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This report presents findings from a 2005 study in which the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved first did an online survey of health care facilities across the country and then followed it up with visits to five selected sites for staff and patient interviews.

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Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training Program

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The purpose of this online training program is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of health literacy and demonstrate the importance of health literacy within public health practice. The course provides an overview of health literacy, why health literacy matters, and how physicians can apply it to their practice. The course takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

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Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative

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Clear Communication is an NIH initiative focused on improving health literacy by providing information, educational products, research, and lessons learned on health literacy to improve cultural competence.

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Assessing the Nation's Health Literacy: Key Concepts and Findings of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

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This report describes health literacy results from the landmark 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), the nation's most comprehensive measure of adult literacy in more than a decade. This report focuses specifically on how the NAAL relates to health literacy and the link between literacy and health outcomes.

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America's Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information

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This brief summarizes key findings and presents some policy implications of the first ever National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older.

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Ask Me 3

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Ask Me 3, out of the National Patient Safety Foundation, is a simple tool designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients in order to improve health outcomes. For patients, the website provides simple tips and solutions for ensuring clear patient-provider communication.

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