The following was posted on the BHIC Blog
Brown Bag Review Promoted
As one of AHRQ’s Health Literacy Month activities, AHRQ posted a 60-second podcast that encourages consumers to check their medicines. AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy explains how patients can bring a bag of all of their medicines to their doctor, pharmacy, or hospital to review their safe use and potential side effects. The podcast is available at Healthcare 411 http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastseg.aspx?id=1142&type=seg.
AHRQ Consumer Information Available in Spanish
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, AHRQ launched the Healthcare 411 Spanish-language site: http://healthcare411.ahrq.gov/defaultes.aspx. The site mirrors the English-language site and provides links to all AHRQ’s Spanish podcasts, videos, and public service announcements, including:
- A podcast on medications to reduce breast cancer risk http://healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastseges.aspx?id=1146&type=seg
- Videos featuring Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez on taking medicines safely http://www.healthcare411.org/videocastes.aspx?id=726 and tips when having surgery http://www.healthcare411.org/videocastes.aspx?id=727. Four more videos will be available on the site soon and will feature information on emergency room visits, blood clots, gestational diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Hospitalizations for Medication and Illicit Drug-related Conditions on the Rise among Americans Ages 45 and Older (nlm.nih.gov)
- AHRQ Releases New Spanish Language Guides For Patients (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Improving Your Health Literacy (nlm.nih.gov)