Tag Archives: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit – March 22-23, 2012

3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit Building Your Health Literacy Toolkit March 22-23, 2012 Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel Lexington, Kentucky Open to all those interested inimproving their health literacy and patient communications skills. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE: – Cindy Brach, AHRQ … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine -a spectacular illustrated book that showcases rare, beautiful, idiosyncratic, and surprising works in the collection of the world’s largest medical library – will be published in April 2012 by Blast Books of New … Continue reading

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NLM Announces the Expansion of PubMed Health

via The Cornflower by Max Anderson on 12/13/11 “NLM announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), which provides integrated access to clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries … Continue reading

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MedlinePlus the Magazine – Online Health Information Journal for the Public

NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine: Health, Medical & Wellness Articles http://1.usa.gov/ocNFKB Summer 2011 Issue: Volume 6 Number 2 Subscribe to receive print copies for your office or clinic: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/subscribe.html Table of contents: The Importance of Clinical Trials Improving Children’s Health 30 Years … Continue reading

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Archive Videos: Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://ow.ly/5DqQk Health Literacy Wisconsin has placed videos of the 4th Annual Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit online. The summit was held in April, 2011. Online videos include Cindy Brach MPP, Agency for Health … Continue reading

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New Ad Campaign Urges Patients To Consider Medical Treatment Options

[HealthLiteracy 5902] Post announces the following: “Check out the new media campaign from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/optionspr.htm This sounds like an interesting “authentic material” that adult educators could use in their classes (even GED!)… posted … Continue reading

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Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “2010 State Snapshots http://statesnapshots.ahrq.gov States are seeing improvements in health care quality, but disparities for their minority and low-income residents persist, according to the 2010 State Snapshots, released today by the Agency … Continue reading

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Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe

The following was posted as part of  *****PHPartners.org – News and Updates***** http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safemeds/yourmeds.htm You can learn more about how to take medicines safely by reading this guide. It answers common questions about getting and taking medicines and has handy forms … Continue reading

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Research on Health Care for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/aapifact.htm “In 2000, about 33 percent of the U.S. population identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority group. By 2050, it is projected that these groups will account for almost half of the U.S. population. According to … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Conference Highlights

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is attending the Institute of Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Conference and made the following discoveries.     Thank you for sharing Siobhan.     I will be adding several new links to our Improving Health Literacy LibGuide! “I am at the Institute … Continue reading

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