Tag Archives: United State

Health Literacy Challenge for Grades 6-12

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. The ¡VIVA! Peer Tutors of the South Texas Independent School District are conducting a nationwide health literacy challenge. Students enrolled in U.S. schools in grades 6-12 can submit a video promoting the … Continue reading

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Two New Health Literacy Papers

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv. Please check the Health Affairs’ web site for a new paper on health literacy and health policy by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh and other HHS colleagues. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2012/01/18/hlthaff.2011.1169 (You should … Continue reading

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New Financial Literacy Materials

The following was posted on the  [NATIONALFAMILYLITERACY-L] The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has partnered with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to teach families the value of financial responsibility through “A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping.” The … Continue reading

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Recently Published…

The following were retrieved from a recent NCBI search of PubMed. The Role of Health Literacy on African American and Hispanic/Latino Perspectives on Cancer Clinical Trials.Evans KR, Lewis MJ, Hudson SV. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of … Continue reading

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Understanding Health Literacy

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.mhpa.org/Events/dsp_event.cfm?eventID=153 January 12, 11:00 AM EST. The webinar will explain low health literacy, how it negatively affects health outcomes and costs, and will provide simple solutions, best practices, and tools, including the … Continue reading

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Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System – November 9

The following was posted on the BHIC blog. On November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST there will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). FEMA wants everyone to know about the test and how it may … Continue reading

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