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Oct

27

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The Imperative for Learning Health Systems to Address Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

“Learn or perish” would be an apt slogan for health systems today. The rate of change in health care is high. Technological advancements, research, innovation, and market dynamics all drive the soaring complexity of the health care system. In order to survive, health systems must learn how to adapt, and in the process – we… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Oct

27

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Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Public Library, Webinars

Oct

27

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Putting the Human into Health Literacy

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Think about your favorite book. It probably kept you turning page after page because it had an engaging storyline, a relatable character, or a situation that resonated in some way with your personal life. Authors tell a story. Yet as healthcare communicators, the story is often removed and what’s left is information. The healthcare industry,… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Sep

05

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Sep

05

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September 2017 Go4Life Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month is to help older adults move a little more, work a little harder, and try all 4 types of exercise. Online tools are available to inspire… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Websites

Sep

05

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Aug

25

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Getty Images: Diversity Pictures and Images

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When working and engaging with diverse communities, it’s important to use images and pictures that reflect that diversity. Getty Images wants the changing world to be reflected in your communications and touts that depicting diversity is one of their biggest priorities. Explore what’s available here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/cfl4

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Uncategorized, Websites

Aug

25

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National Center for Education Statistics – International Data Explorer

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Health Information Literacy, Uncategorized

Aug

25

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Jul

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Study Finds Mistakes with Medications are on the Rise at Home

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy

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