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Health literacy: simple definition, thoughtful implementation

Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.

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Using teach-back to improve health literacy

Using the teach-back method is an excellent way to make sure you’ve gotten your information across, whether to students in the library, or patients in a clinical setting.

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New report on youth and digital media

Recent Harvard study looks at the information-seeking behaviors of youth ages 18 and under, finding that context and demographics also play a critical role.

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Evaluating information literacy training offered by medical libraries

Discussion of recently published article on information literacy instruction by medical libraries, and an example from our own library.

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Pharmacy health literacy resources

Story demonstrating the importance of health literacy with regards to patients and their prescriptions, and resources to assist pharmacists with this challenge.

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Information and health literacies and the media

A favorable article from a newspaper’s website does not mean a new site for medical information is of sufficient quality to be relied upon.

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Is health literacy at a tipping point?

The concept and practice of health literacy appears to be moving from the margins to the mainstream, thanks in part to three recent major policy initiatives at the federal level.

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One newspaper’s digital literacy campaign

One UK newspaper is teaching digital literacy online and live, boosting a critical aspect of young students’ information literacy.

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Poor health literacy knows no boundaries

Low health literacy knows no boundary — just watch this video.

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Teaching information literacy with a focus on news

As reported on PBS’s News Hour, a four-year-old program known as the News Literacy Project is being taught “to middle and high school students in 21 inner-city and suburban schools in the Washington, D.C., area, New York City, and Chicago. With funding from “a combination of foundations, corporations and individuals,” it is designed to help […]

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