Tag Archives: AHRQ

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 Literacy Systematic Review of the Literature

The following appeared as [HealthLiteracy 5555] on the HealthLiteracy listserv, by Nancy Berkman. “The new AHRQ-sponsored health literacy systematic review, completed by the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center was released yesterday.  The link is below. An Evidence Report, Health Literacy Interventions … Continue reading

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AHRQ Report Links Low Health Literacy With Higher Risk of Death

Here is additional information on the AHRQ report mentioned in an earlier post…this coming from the American Medical Association Foundation.    A link to the full report appears at the end of the post.   “The Agency for Healthcare Research and … Continue reading

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Impact of Low Health Literacy

Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Risk of Death and More Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/lowhlitpr.htm Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Resources

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog Brown Bag Review Promoted As one of AHRQ’s Health Literacy Month activities, AHRQ posted a 60-second podcast that encourages consumers to check their medicines. AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy explains how patients can … Continue reading

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AHRQ Health Literacy Podcast and Consumer Column

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv.   In this Podcast, AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy urges consumers to ask questions and repeat back instructions to improve comunication with health care providers. Listen to or download the Podcast at: http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastseg.aspx?id=1141&type=segContinue reading

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Health Literacy Resources

The following was found on the BHIC Blog. The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership Website http://www.healthliteracymn.org The site offers up-to-date health literacy resources for both health care providers and consumers.  Resources include PowerPoint presentations, training modules, white papers, and more.  An … Continue reading

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AHRQ’s Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes Open for Comment

….from a recent post on the BHIC Blog… “The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care (EHC) Program is pleased to announce that the following draft research review is now available for public comment:”Health Literacy Interventions and … Continue reading

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New Resources to Prepare for Hurricane Season

http://www.ahrq.gov/prep/hurricane.htm “June 1 marks the beginning of Hurricane Season.  Is your community prepared?  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has added new resources to its Web page Tools and Resources to Help Communities Prepare for Hurricane Season to help … Continue reading

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HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released Today

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy contains seven goals, each with specific strategies for different sectors of the health system, such as payers, the media, government agencies, and health care professionals, to improve health literacy. These goals emphasize … Continue reading

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