Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

“Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Educating Self-Care Skills to Deaf and Low Literacy Clients”

Bet Key Wong, MS, RN; Central Mass Health Literacy Project, posted the following on the HealthLiteracy Listserv. “On May 11, 2011, the Central Mass Health Literacy Project organized a health literacy symposium featuring a presentation by Gregory Shuler, RN;  on … Continue reading

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Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities

http://tascha.uw.edu/research/inclusionframework/ The IMLS is creating a framework as a ” first step toward the development of benchmarks and guidelines to help libraries and community-based organizations assess their needs for public-access workstations, portable devices, and bandwidth.” As part of that framework … Continue reading

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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Announces National Funding Opportunity

The following was posted on the AMA Foundation Health Literacy Blog. “The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announced their 2012 National Grant competition.  The grantmaking program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills … Continue reading

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MedlinePlus, RSS & Content Sharing Enhancements

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “Yesterday, NLM released several exciting enhancements that improve users’ ability to share and consume MedlinePlus content. MedlinePlus now offers several general interest RSS feeds as well as RSS feeds for every health … Continue reading

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Diabetes Health Sense

http://ndep.nih.gov/resources/diabetes-healthsense/ New videos and website offer important resources for people affected by diabetes New videos to help people make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes were announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National … Continue reading

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Literacy Resources

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. New State and Local Health Literacy Groups: New Jersey Health Literacy Coalition http://www.njhealthliteracy.org/ Fairfax County Health Literacy Initiative http://chrc.gmu.edu/fchli/ United Way Launches Effort To Recruit 1 Million Literacy Volunteers http://huff.to/l9anfv The Huffington … Continue reading

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Center for Health Literacy/APHA: Sept. 22-23

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv. “The Center for Health Literacy, in collaboration with the American Public Health Association, is holding its conference “Plain Talk in Complex Times” on Sept. 22-23 in Arlington, Va. Key topics will be … Continue reading

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Envisioning an Internet Center for Homeless Individuals

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://bit.ly/lBzMrC [pdf file] Envisioning an Internet Center for Homeless Individuals: One Group’s Quest to Reduce the Digital Divide By Rebecca Orrick, Research Assistant, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs “While it is … Continue reading

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