Daily Archives: March 29, 2011

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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