Monthly Archives: March 2011

Health Literacy Systematic Review of the Literature

The following appeared as [HealthLiteracy 5555] on the HealthLiteracy listserv, by Nancy Berkman. “The new AHRQ-sponsored health literacy systematic review, completed by the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center was released yesterday.  The link is below. An Evidence Report, Health Literacy Interventions … Continue reading

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AHRQ Report Links Low Health Literacy With Higher Risk of Death

Here is additional information on the AHRQ report mentioned in an earlier post…this coming from the American Medical Association Foundation.    A link to the full report appears at the end of the post.   “The Agency for Healthcare Research and … Continue reading

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center – Knowledge Center

The following was posted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell on the BHIC Blog, after her visit to the Knowledge Center. http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=62 The Office of Minority Health has a mission to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through … Continue reading

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Impact of Low Health Literacy

Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Risk of Death and More Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/lowhlitpr.htm Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence … Continue reading

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Recorded Webinar: Bridging The Digital Divide: Connecting Patients and Providers to Eliminate Health Disparities

…posted on the BHIC Blog… http://nhitunderserved.org/events/event.html?id=15 National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved http://nhitunderserved.org/ Despite continued advances in medical care and delivery, health disparities still exist across underserved populations in the US. From access to continuity and coordination of care, … Continue reading

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Now Available: Recorded Webinar: Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solution

…as posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv… http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html#A10 On March 17, 2011 Michael Villaire, MLSM, Institute for Healthcare Advancement presented “Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solution“. This session looked at some of the problems created by poor … Continue reading

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Information and Disasters: News

—–Original Message—-    From: Disaster Information Outreach by Librarians [mailto:DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB@LIST.NIH.GOV]   **Selections from over 100 e-sources** ** National Library of Medicine (NLM) Resources for Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Event – March 2011** -The NLM has compiled resources that may help … Continue reading

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Coming Soon — Spring!

We welcome the first day of Spring this weekend!    It’s good to say “good-bye” to Winter.   Enjoy your weekend! Spring (season) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Technological Changes May Lead to “Reading Divide”

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog: http://reut.rs/fZqZRe By Elaine Lies TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters Life!) – The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a “reading divide” as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, … Continue reading

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Data: Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States

The following appeared as a post on the clastalk-list-bounces@diversityrx.org, talking about culturally competent health care. *Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States<http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=vcGaXWWg2ogDL21XXXKhMyoEpic88RhL&gt; Immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa are more likely than the overall foreign-born … Continue reading

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