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First step to health literacy: ask questions

As noted in a previous post, health literacy includes everything from the ability to get care in our complex healthcare system down to being able to understand the instructions on your prescription medicine bottle. A basic foundation to being literate about healthcare is the ability to ask questions. But if your primary language is not […]

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Searching on Twitter: health literacy

A sampling of the content found by searching Twitter topic “#healthliteracy”.

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Brush up on your health information skills!

The Utah Academic Library Consortium’s (UALC) has put together a series of online webinars this year, with the first being an introduction to health information literacy and consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. MDT. More […]

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Improving health literacy webinars

According to the report Healthy People 20101, health literacy is the “degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine explains that this “includes the ability to understand instructions on prescription drug bottles, appointment […]

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