Category Archives: health information - p4
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with six partners, received a grant from the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Library of Medicine of the NIH to highlight and extend the wealth of resources available from the NIH and its Institutes and Centers on sex and gender differences […]
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Health Sciences Student Council (HSSC) welcome you to an informational session. Join us: March 20, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), room 3515 B. We will enjoy light refreshments and learn: What is the difference between sex and gender? […]
This week of March 4th, Radio West runs a series “in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, about the future of higher education.” See http://radiowest.kuer.org/ to listen to programs
Get your own health care Oscar by participating in our video contest sponsored by the University of Utah’s Health Literacy Interest Group. 1. Register a team by March 4th. Email Erica Lake: firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Create a 30-second to 1-minute public service announcement. Choose any health literacy issue, such as: Failure to take medications correctly Overuse […]
In August 2012 the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library initiated a site license for Unbound Medicine’s uCentral. uCentral brings together clinical references and journal literature where you need it – on your smartphone, tablet, and on the web.
The Health Literacy Advisor evaluation software is now available for in-library use on a laptop computer at Eccles Library. Use this software to evaluate the literacy level of your patient education documents or other materials. The software helps you rework document text for easier reading by patients. Available in English and Spanish. For more information, […]
As reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. To confront this epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating “with public health researchers and practitioners, partners, state […]
Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?
Viewing a pre-op video of what to do and expect may result in less pain and more patient involvement.
As mentioned previously, health literacy is “the ability to get information, understand it, and use information to lower risk and better health.” People “with low health literacy are more likely to report poor health, have an incomplete understanding of their health problems and treatment, and are at greater risk of hospitalization” (Pawlak, 2005). Many organizations, […]