Monthly Archives: April 2010

HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health

For those in the New York City area, here is an invitation to a health literacy event scheduled on Friday, May 14th.     The invitations comes from Stephanie Bouffard, Health Literacy Advisor at the Brooklyn Public Library. “I would … Continue reading

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AHRQ Health Literacy Tools Feedback:

This was posted on the BHIC Blog today… Feedback Requested The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in learning who is using the tools developed for addressing health literacy. Have you used AHRQ’s Informed Consent and Authorization … Continue reading

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AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit Available

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is proud to announce the publication of the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. The toolkit is based on the principles of universal precautions, or specific actions that providers can take to make health … Continue reading

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Web Site to Understand Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Health Care System

…as seen on BHIC Blog The Dartmouth Atlas Project has launched an innovative new Web site to provide an easy way for policymakers, health care analysts, media and the public find data and resources that document variations in how … Continue reading

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Happy Weekend!

#580 小綠紅椒 Originally uploaded by John&Fish #580 小綠紅椒 We wish you a sunny, restful, peaceful weekend! posted with permission

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Research Underway in Health Literacy Supported by NIH Descriptions of studies currently taking place in the area of health literacy.

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Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources, Mental Health, April 28,2010

…posted on the BHIC Blog, Friday, April 16, 2010…    This online broadcast should be a great way to become more familiar with the great resources provided through NLM – The National Library of Medicine. 8:30 am Mountain Time/9:30 am Central … Continue reading

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U.S.House of Representatives Passes Resolution Honoring National Library Week

“WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 13, the House of Representatives passed H.RES.1222, a resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Library Week. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (MI-3-R), the resolution outlines the many ways libraries of all … Continue reading

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“Communities Thrive @ Your Library.” — National Library Week/School Library Month

National Library Week is this week April 11-17, 2010 with the theme, “Communities thrive @ your library®.” (The following comes from the American Library Association (ALA) web site… “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by … Continue reading

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The National Library of Medicine,  in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration is beta testing Pillbox, a reference system for tablet and capsule medications. The site currently contains 5,693 records – 779 of which have images. The system combines … Continue reading

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