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New study on urban health literacy & asthma

New study examines health literacy levels and health information sources for the caregivers of children with asthma living in poorer, urban areas. Results are informative, but could be more-effectively presented using graphs or other visual representations.

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Using a puzzle to teach about Kawasaki’s Disease

Using a puzzle cube as a low-tech teaching tool about Kawasaki Disease.

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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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Using storytelling to communicate health messages

Great example of using videos to teach teens about the dangers of drug abuse, which is an important aspect of health 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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When Information Literacy Informs Health Literacy

Discusses a notable example of a journalist going beyond the claims of a recently published study by a for-profit company to sort out what is valid from what will sell.

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Health Literacy: blood test results

Most patients would prefer to discuss their blood test results with a physician, but less than half actually do, according to a recent survey. Representatives from government, business, healthcare professional groups and consumer advocates to examine health literacy with regards to blood tests. It would be wise to include librarians, public and medical, to speed getting information to the public.

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Health Literacy and Public Health Campaigns

Public health campaigns need to de-stigmatize low or poor health literacy, as demonstrated in one study. But it is an uphill battle against prevailing assumptions that bad things happen to people because “they deserve it.”

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Health literacy: the need for “plain talk”

Searching Twitter using the hashtag “#healthliteracy,” I came across an item that sounded exciting: “MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy to Hold Conference in September: ‘Plain Talk in Complex Times.’” Presented in collaboration with the American Public Health Association, the conference offers: Six preconference workshops: build your skills for communicating about health—in person, on the Web, […]

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Health Literacy Integrated into High School Curriculum

As reported in the Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette, El Paso County Public Health has partnered with Harrison High School to integrate health literacy education into classes beyond the traditional physical education and health offerings. Their goal is “to create a model that can be used by schools statewide to improve knowledge about all things […]

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