Monthly Archives: June 2010

“How to Talk to Your Doctor”

I recently reviewed some discussion on the CAPHIS listser regarding videos on “How to Talk to Your Doctor”.     One suggestion was a series of videos on NIH SeniorHealth under “videos”: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/toc.html It’s really good information for everyone, not just seniors!

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“When It Comes to Health Care, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

http://nwitimes.com/app/gethealthy/?p=5737 By Dayna Dion, Medill News Service Published Jun 2nd, 2010 In the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy, released last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for the elimination of jargon­-filled, complex explanations that … Continue reading

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Guide to Health Literacy Online

http://www.health.gov/healthliteracyonline/index.htm Health Literacy Online, a how-to guide for Web managers and professionals. Health Literacy Online, from he Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), includes research-based recommendations and examples to help you create clear, user-friendly health Web sites. Sandy … Continue reading

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Update on National Institute for Literacy Closing

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Institute, The Institute will be closing its operations on September 30, 2010. The staff is working closely with the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) to have a smooth transition of services for … Continue reading

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2010 North Carolina Health Literacy Conference – Call for Poster Abstracts

2010 North Carolina Health Literacy Conference The Keys to Unlocking Health Literacy Call for Poster Abstracts Submission Deadline: July 19, 2010 The North Carolina Health Literacy Council has issued a Call for Poster Abstracts for its First Annual Health Literacy … Continue reading

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2010 National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) Literacy Leadership Awards

National Coalition for Literacy to Honor Adult Literacy Leaders WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) will present the 2010 NCL Literacy Leadership Awards at a reception in Washington, DC on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The awards recognize individuals … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

#602 黃鷺依慈 Originally uploaded by John&Fish posted with permission #602 黃鷺依慈 As we celebrate Father’s Day here in the US – we stop to honor and remember Fathers. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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“Get Dad to the Doc”

This is a great reminder and a gift for Fathers, as we celebration Father’s Day this Sunday.     The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Get Dad to the Doc Tell dad you want him to be there for his … Continue reading

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Health Hotlines

Toll-Free Numbers from the National Library of Medicine The National Library of Medicine is pleased to offer this online database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services. The database also includes information on services and publications available in Spanish. Search … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR, PATIENT EDUCATION AND HEALTH LITERACY — Job Search

This posting was seen on [HealthLiteracy 4631]  Director, Patient Education and Health Literacy for Vanderbilt University Medical Center DIRECTOR, PATIENT EDUCATION AND HEALTH LITERACY Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a Director, Patient Education and Health Literacy to lead the … Continue reading

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