Monthly Archives: August 2011

Adolescent Health Literacy Resources

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv  by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi,. “I’d like to share with you and others on the list a health information literacy curriculum entitled, “Who Can You Trust? Health Information and the Internet” http://www.rvhcc.org/pdf/HIL_Sourcebook.pdf The curriculum … Continue reading

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Infant Mortality Awareness Month

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://1.usa.gov/90IRAo September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and in 2011, the Office of Minority Health decided to partner with local communities, and focus on the role of the health care provider. The … Continue reading

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#605 黃腹含賦 Wishing You a Great Weekend!

#605 黃腹含賦, a photo by John&Fish on Flickr. posted with permission

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Health Literacy News

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Presentations on AHRQ Health Literacy Tools http://bit.ly/pOte99 Cindy Brach, AHRQ’s lead for health literacy, gave a plenary presentation at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, “AHRQ Tools for Addressing Health Literacy.” Darren DeWalt … Continue reading

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Lists of 10 things for Patients

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. 10 dumb things you do at the doc’s office http://bit.ly/lmyOHl By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Talking on your cell phone in the examining room, forgetting what medicines you take and … Continue reading

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Native Daughters

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://cojmc.unl.edu/nativedaughters/ Native Daughters is a collection of stories, profiles and multimedia projects about a diverse group of Native American women. They are healers and warriors, story tellers and law makers, leaders, environmentalists … Continue reading

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CMS Launches Tools and Initiatives to Help Improve American Health Care Quality

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://ow.ly/60Isc The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new tool for patients and caregivers, and other enhanced initiatives, to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care, … Continue reading

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Maternal and Child Health Resources

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Birthing Project USA An International Organization & Resource Center for improving birth outcomes for women of color. http://www.birthingprojectusa.org/ Birthing Project USA is a resource center that provides technical assistance and support to … Continue reading

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Online Video: Risk of Falls

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kswlJQI-WnI The Joint Commission Releases a New Speak Up™ Video on Reducing the Risk of Falls Read about the sixth episode of The Joint Commission animated Speak Up? series, “Speak Up: Reduce … Continue reading

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Low ‘Health Literacy’ Hazardous to Your Health

This study, highlighted in a recent BHIC Blog post, is well known to following of health literacy issues. http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=654935 Study found inability to interpret health information linked to poorer outcomes. By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) … Continue reading

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