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Call for posters and Presentations for Health Literacy Iowa Conference

Health Literacy Iowa Creating a Shared Vision for Health Literacy in Iowa Health Literacy Iowa & New Readers of Iowa Conference Health Literacy in Iowa: Partnering to Change Research into Practice Friday and Saturday – April 13-14, 2012 Call for … Continue reading

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Care for Cultural Competency? Check Out the Office of Minority Health’s New Web Site

If you think cultural health, have we got a site for you!  Check out the Office of Minority Health’s enhanced cultural competency web portal, a one-stop shop for all cultural competency resources and training opportunities.  The web portal is called … Continue reading

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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has funded the expansion of the County Health Rankings to form a new, broader program called the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The County Health Roadmaps project … Continue reading

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Internet Use for Health Care Information

The following was posted as part of a comment on the HealthLiteracy Listserv.   This link is to an article that found that fewer people are looking for health information online compared to earlier in the decade. http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/patient/232200043

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HHS Secretary Proposes Efforts to Empower Patients to Access Their Health Information

In an effort to continue to catch up with the news, I will be posting items from September, 2011 over the next few days.    The following was posted on the BHIC Blog, Sept. 21, 2011. by Cheryl Rowan Last week, … Continue reading

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Call for Breakout Session Presentations for IHA’s Eleventh Annual Health Literacy Conference

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. The Call for Breakout Session Presentations for IHA’s Eleventh Annual Health Literacy Conference has been posted. Here’s a link to the Call for Breakout Session Presentations. We are looking for 90-minute, hands-on, … Continue reading

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Needles and Other Sharps Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. “This webpage gives tips for safely disposing (getting rid of) needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind … Continue reading

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What’s New for ‘Health Literacy

What’s new for ‘health literacy – a selected list of articles found from a recent search. Health literacy and medication understanding among hospitalized adults. Marvanova M, Roumie CL, Eden SK, Cawthon C, Schnipper JL, Kripalani S.J Hosp Med. 2011 Oct … 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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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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