Category Archives: Health Information

Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information Toolkit

This announcement was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://depts.washington.edu/uwcphn/qhi/lesson.pdf A resource from the Center for Public Health Nutrition at University of Washington.  It’s an interactive lesson plan for school health personnel, educators, and librarians called “Connecting Youth to Quality Health … Continue reading

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Finding Credible Health Information

I am still playing “catch up” after being out of the office 10+ weeks.      This was posted on the BHIC blog in November.       It is a great review of the many sources of current information on finding CREDIBLE health information … Continue reading

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Many ‘Baffled by Basic Anatomy’

I saw this reference to a news item from the BBC.     The piece goes on to describe a survey given and results reported. Many ‘baffled by basic anatomy’ <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8092930.stm&gt; BBC News – UK “There is a real problem with health … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Health Information | Benton Foundation

I  found this [posted on the BHIC Blog for June 11th]. “Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources. Whereas someone may have in the past called a health professional, their Mom, … Continue reading

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Health Information in Every Day Language

Wellness Zone http://www.wellzone.org is a health literacy project in public libraries and nonprofits developed by The Humana Foundation. The Spanish portal was launched last week. http://www.wellzone.org/spanish/ This portal links to 56 sites with basic health information in Spanish. Hispanic talking … Continue reading

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America’s Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information

A great summary of the issues of accessible health information in the United States is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/issuebrief/2008IssueBrief.pdf The content is presented through bulleted text, charts, and graphs; key findings along … Continue reading

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“America’s Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information” — NAAL Issue Brief Now Online

“The NAAL Issue Brief entitled, ‘America‘s Health Literacy: Why We Need Accessible Health Information’ is now online at http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/issuebrief/. This brief summarizes key findings and presents some policy implications of the first ever National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL).” Sandra … Continue reading

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