Monthly Archives: July 2009

Literacy study: 1 in 7 U.S. Adults Are Unable to Read This Story

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Health Literacy Month – Submit Your Stories

Old-fashioned story-telling with new-fangled technology . . . this is what October’s Health Literacy Month 2009 is about! With the current economic conditions, the talk of health-care changes, and many of us not quite sure what the future holds for … Continue reading

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NIFL (National Institute for Literacy) Web Site–New Look

This post was seem on the Family Literacy listserv – posted by Gail J. Price; National Center for Family Literacy; Louisville, KY. Launched! Web Site Redesign “Have you visited the National Institute for Literacy’s Web site ( today?  It’s been … Continue reading

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棕面側駐Enjoy your Weekend

棕面側駐 Originally uploaded by John&Fish We wish you lots of sunshine in your weekend! posted with permission

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Video: “Diabetes In-Brief for Kids”

This post was on the Health Literacy Listserv…concerning a new video produced by a new company.       Their first video was released earlier this month.     Here is a note from one of the producers. “Hi!   I wanted to let you … Continue reading

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NIH and Wikimedia Foundation Collaborate to Improve Online Health Information

from a BHIC posting… The National Institutes of Health and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates the Wikipedia(r) online encyclopedia, are joining forces to make health and science information more accessible and reliable. This collaboration is the first … Continue reading

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Easier Access To Basic e-health Info In 23 Languages

[HealthLiteracy 3191] Charles Jackson, with the Humana Foundation,  posted this on the Health Literacy Listserv.    Recently “a new feature launched on the homepage of  In the upper left-hand corner is a drop-down menu called “Additional languages.” When one of … Continue reading

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from “Low Health Literacy: Implications for National Health Policy”

$106-$238 billion is lost every year on health care costs due to a disconnect in the delivery of health information and communication methods of health care providers and the ability of adults to obtain, process and understand health information. (Low … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Consulting

I want to give a “plug” for Health Literacy Consulting, founded by Helen Osborne.     She is a great resource for all things related to HL.   Her tag line is  “Helping organizations communite in ways people can understand.”   My previous … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Podcast

…seen posted on BHIC Blog HLOL #17: Dr. Arthur Culbert Talks About Statewide Health Literacy Initiatives Arthur Culbert, Ph.D., M.S. is the Interim Executive Director, Health Literacy Missouri and serves as the Senior Advisor to the Missouri Foundation for Health … Continue reading

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