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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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Hurrying to the bottom: deteriorating ranking of U.S. health status

New study shows U.S. falling behind most developed countries in terms of improvements in health outcomes.

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“Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.” heart-attack awareness program

Excellent heart-attack awareness program for women by the U.S. Dept. of H.H.S.

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Healthy kids, healthy communities

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity. This video is the third in a series showcasing achievements in one community.

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Heartwise 9-1-1 Women’s Heart Attack Seminar at Salt Lake Public Library

Dr. Lillian Khor will present a free heart health seminar at the Salt Lake City Library today, 2/23/12, at 6:30 p.m.

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“Go Viral to Improve Health” challenge for interdisciplinary teams

Challenge by Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering to students: create an app that addresses the nation’s pressing health issues, and win prize money!

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National public education campaign: “Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.”

A woman suffers a heart attack every 60 seconds in the United States. Yet according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey, only half of women indicated they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and few were aware of the most common heart attack symptoms. The Make the Call. […]

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Another Eccles success: our first book signing event

Recap of the library’s first book signing and presentation on the topic of healthcare disparities.

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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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Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective

Eccles Library is hosting its first lecture-and-book-signing on the topic of “Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective” Friday, 1/27/12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Public is welcome, and refreshments are included.

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