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Appy Hour, Friday, October 10, 4:30-6:00pm*

Join Us. Drop In. Come on Over. Friday, October 10, 2014, 4:30-6:00 PM* Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app. Featured: Open EHR and Doodle Health Swapnil Sawant and Travis Turner, students […]

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Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy today: March 28, 2013

Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor

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It’s Oscar Time

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: erica.lake@utah.edu 2. Create a 30-second to 1-minute public service announcement. Choose any health literacy issue, such as: Failure to take medications correctly Overuse […]

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Save the Date: Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy will be March 28, 2013

2013 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor Keynote Speaker, Andrew Pleasant, PhD. “Health Literacy: Applications for Enhanced Health System Performance OR . . . […]

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Health Literacy Advisor software is now available!

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, […]

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Health literacy begins by bridging gaps

Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.

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What’s your community health literacy profile, eh?

New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.

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Health literacy and prevalence of stroke: interpreting a CDC report

The number of strokes nationwide has decreased little in the last four years, and regional and socio-economic disparities are strong indicators of their continued prevalence, according to the CDC.

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Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured

Low health literacy may predict likelihood of being uninsured, even when employed full-time with health insurance benefits. Knowing this poses significant challenges for policy makers and librarians alike as we move to implement the Affordable Care Act.

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An example of health literacy and reduction of perceived post-operative pain

Viewing a pre-op video of what to do and expect may result in less pain and more patient involvement.

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