One of the most valuable resources in understanding the many issues of HL is the Health and Literacy Discussion List , moderated by Julie McKinney; Health Literacy List Moderator; World Education firstname.lastname@example.org I save the postings to review and reflect on the weekly topics discussed. There are many who contribute thought-provoking dialogue and raise interesting points to the benefit to all who subscribe. I highly recommend subscribing, if you aren’t already a participant.
Here are some miscellaneous links from a previous discussion “Send Us Your Links” – with most focusing on development of easy-to-read resources. These are well worth passing along today.
http://www.nci.nih.gov/aboutnci/oc/clear-and-simple/allpages (Clear and Simple)
http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/simpput.pdf (Simply Put)
Beyond the Brochure: Alternative Approaches to Effective Health Communication: A Guidebook http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/bccpdfs/amcbeyon.pdf
Clear & Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinformation/clearandsimple
Developing Easy-to-Read Patient Education Materials http://www.breasthealthga.org/Education_Program/health_literacy/KJFMLite
Developing Easy-to-Read Patient Education Materials http://www.breasthealthga.org/Education_Program/health_literacy/KJFMLite PowerPoint presentation
Developing Patient/Client Health Information www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/yourhealth/guidelines/Forms/DevOnlineHealthMa
Guidelines for Developing Easy-to-Read Health Education Materials
Guidelines for Preparing Patient Education Handouts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cne/health_education/guide.html
How to Create and Assess Print Materials http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/materials.html
Patient and Family Education Materials Development Kit http://www.cshcn.org/docs/MatDevKit05.doc
Patient Education http://www.u-write.com/
Patient Education Materials: An Author’s Guide http://uuhsc.utah.edu/pated/authors/
Health Literacy Style manual: http://www.coveringkids.org/resources/docs/stylemanual.pdf