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The Joint Commission’s Roadmap for Hospitals Available Now

The following comes from a Joint Commission e-mail: “Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care:  A Roadmap for Hospitals available now! If your hospital is looking for ways to address unique patient needs and comply with new … Continue reading

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Withholding Information from Patients — When Less Is More

During a recent discussion on oral communication, posted on the Health Literacy listserv this article was referenced.     It is interesting reading…even on a Friday afternoon. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 4;362(5):380-1. Withholding information from patients — when … Continue reading

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Joint Commission, HHS Team Up in Language Access Education Effort

…from BHIC posting dated November 13, 2009 New video urges health care organizations to break language access barriers Amid growing concerns about racial, ethnic and language disparities in health care, The Joint Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and … Continue reading

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NYU Panel – Thinking Globally About Health Literacy

…for those in the New York area. The New York University Master’s Program in Global Public Health is holding a panel “Thinking Globally About Health Literacy” in New York, NY on October 21, 2009.  This panel will start with an … Continue reading

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NIH Clear Communication Resources: Talking To Your Doctor

This is important information for all of us! Clear communication with your doctor can make a difference Learn how to play an active role in your health care The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers several publications that can also … Continue reading

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from “Low Health Literacy: Implications for National Health Policy”

$106-$238 billion is lost every year on health care costs due to a disconnect in the delivery of health information and communication methods of health care providers and the ability of adults to obtain, process and understand health information. (Low … Continue reading

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