Monthly Archives: October 2009

Newly Revised Health Literacy Special Collection

Through a posting this morning, Julie McKinney, the Health Literacy List Moderator, announced “…I am excited to announce that the Health Literacy Special Collection has been completely updated and expanded and is now up online with an expanded focus and … Continue reading

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Public Comments Invited on the Proposed Healthy People 2020 Objectives

Public Comments Invited on the Proposed Healthy People 2020 Objectives The Healthy People 2020 objectives that were reviewed by the Federal Interagency Work Group are posted online for public comment.

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2010 Health Literacy Summer Institute in Maine

The 2010 Summer Institute will be held June 6-9 in Freeport, Maine This invitation comes from the Institute … Hello colleagues, …, let me invite you to the 2010 Health Literacy Summer Institute in Maine. This is the premier … Continue reading

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Do You Have H1N1 Flu???

Two interactive websites have been created to assess your symptoms to determine if you may have the flu    They are not to diagnosis — rather they use algorithms to determine if you need to see a doctor for your symptoms.     … Continue reading

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A Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Genetics can be a difficult topic to understand.    Here is a resource which    can bring light to this important area of study – for our heritage and our  health.   This is a great resource which is part of the … Continue reading

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Plain and Simple Readability Tools

A variety of web-based  readability tools have been collected on the Plain & Simple web site at This information was provided by Don McCormick; “Plain & Simple” Health Literacy Coordinator; Iowa Dept. of Public Health;

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Read, Connect, Act

as seen on the blog Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and PIH physician David Walton, who works with Partners in Health projects in Haiti, will join book parties hosted by PIH supporters across the country for a live … Continue reading

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Blog Action Day -2009

Today is Blog Action Day, when bloggers all over the world are posting on the 2009 topic “climate change”.      There are currently 9087 Blogs; 150 Countries and 12,602,286 Readers. One of the best sources of information on this … Continue reading

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New Blog Discussion: Cultivating Media Relations, Oct 19-23

This item was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv this morning by Julie Kinney. The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), with generous support from the Dollar  General Literacy Foundation, has launched a blog ( where you can interact with national public … Continue reading

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More on the PubMed Redesign

PubMed Redesign Recording Available: Follow this URL for a 30 minute archived recording which covers the PubMed redesign. AND PubMed Workbook Updated The PubMed workbook has been updated to include PubMed’s redesign. You can view the workbook at: reading

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