Monthly Archives: June 2011

Inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference on Oct. 11-13, 2011

The following was posted by the AMA Foundation on Health Literacy. Registration is now open for the inaugural Ohio Health Literacy Conference on Oct. 11-13 in Cleveland. The conference aims to increase health literacy awareness, share resources to improve health … Continue reading

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Poor Housing Conditions Linked to Health Issues

The following was posted in the BHIC Blog. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, poor housing conditions in the United States have been linked to childhood lead poisoning, asthma, and other adverse health effects. June was Home … Continue reading

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Education as a Determinant of Health: Start Early

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. According the the American Medical Association, a person’s educational level is one of the most important determinants of their health. This June 26th article from The Atlantic promotes the idea that there’s … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Innovations Launches the 2011 National Health Literacy Innovators Award

The following announcement was posted on the Health and Literacy Discussion List. “Health Literacy Innovations, creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation’s first and most comprehensive health literacy software tool, today announced the launch of the 2011 National Health … Continue reading

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Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory

http://www.rwjf.org/qualityequality/product.jsp?id=71857 “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched the nation’s most comprehensive online directory for patients to find reliable information on the quality of health care provided by physicians and hospitals in their communities. From Maine to California, medical patients can … Continue reading

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“Finding Health Literacy”

I recently discovered a blog “Finding Health Literacy”    The blog’s author is recording her journey through the US, Canada and Europe in search of best practice in consumer health literacy.     In her About Me section she writes – … Continue reading

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Health Information Literacy: On the Front Lines

The following was posted in the MidContinental Region News. EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. July 20, 2011 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time Two topics:: Health Information Literacy: On the Front Lines Please join the July 2011 Breezing … Continue reading

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Plain Language Widget and App

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.lib.umich.edu/plain-language-dictionary The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness project. To use, click on … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Missouri Health Literacy Summit on Sept. 13, 2011

The following announcement was posted by the AMA Foundation. The 2nd Annual Missouri Health Literacy Summit, “Health Literacy Tools for Building a Patient-Centered Health Home,” will be held on Sept. 13 in Columbia, Mo. Sponsored by Health Literacy Missouri in … Continue reading

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The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011

The Missouri River now looks very different from this picture, as flood waters spill over it’s banks.     We are experience historic flooding here in the Heartland of the United States.   Here are a couple of links which can give you … Continue reading

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