Monthly Archives: August 2010

Missouri Health Literacy Classes: Sign Up Now!

For those who may be in Missouri this September – November. , this was posted on the Medical Librarians [MCMLA-L@LISTSERV.KUMC.EDU]; on behalf of; MidContinental Region News [rml4@RML4.UTAH.EDU] “These workshops are designed to raise awareness about health literacy and to provide … Continue reading

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APHA Launches Get Ready Video!

Watch the Get Ready campaign’s first-ever video that teaches the importance of emergency preparedness through a story about an ant and grasshopper. Share this video with friends and family to help them prepare for all kinds of disasters, hazards and … Continue reading

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8th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit

The Social Determinants of Health and the Future of Health Care http://healthpolicy.missouri.edu/ Friday, October 29, 2010 Garden Conference Center, Hilton Garden Inn Columbia, Missouri For more information and to see the brochure: http://som.missouri.edu/cme/HPS/HPSbrochure-2010.pdf

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4th Wisconsin Health Information Outreach Summit – Health Literacy – Update and Website

On August 11, the 4th Wisconsin Health Information Outreach Summit – Health Literacy, was held in Wausau, Wisconsin.       Highlights of the Summit are included here.       Click on the following link: http://aspiruslibrary.org/literacy/Summit2010/Home.html

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Enhancement to the MedlinePlus Scrolling Feature

The MedlinePlus team recently enhanced the scrolling features on the MedlinePlus English http://www.medlineplus.gov and Spanish http://www.medlineplus.gov/spanish homepages. First, an alternating  pause/play button, added to the left-hand controls, allows users to override the automated scrolling of the features as desired. Second, … Continue reading

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Web Users Increasingly Rely on Social Media to Seek Help in a Disaster

The following appeared as a press release — [Red Cross Press Release – DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB] http://bit.ly/crvkrR A new American Red Cross survey shows many web users would turn to social media to seek help for themselves or others during emergencies—and they … Continue reading

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IOM and UCLA Health Literacy Workshop on Nov. 30, 2010

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy and the J&J Health Care Institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management are sponsoring a workshop titled “Understanding What Works in Improving Health Literacy” on November 30 in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Have a Great Weekend!

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In the Literature

I found the following current awareness articles through an NCBI recurring search of the literature. Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice in Perianesthesia Nurses: Readiness for Evidence-Based Practice.; Ross J.;  J Perianesth Nurs. 2010 Apr;25(2):64-70.    PMID: 20359640 [PubMed – as supplied … Continue reading

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National Survey of Medicaid Guidelines for Health Literacy

There has been discussion on the HealthLiteracy Listserv, this week, regarding what are the state requirements for reading levels of health information materials.    The following resource was mentioned which reports the Medicaid standard for health literacy entitled National Survey of … Continue reading

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