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May

23

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HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine will offer awards up to $50,000 for organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects to improve HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Scholarships and Grants

May

17

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Communicating Clearly About Medicines: Proceedings of a Workshop(in Brief 2017)

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on communicating clearly about medicines. The workshop focused on the clarity of written information given to patients and consumers as printed or digital materials. The workshop was organized around presentations and panel discussions that explored the design of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Senior

May

09

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National Cancer Institute dictionaries

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides dictionaries associated with cancer for patients and consumers. The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms includes over 8,000 terms related to cancer and medicine. The NCI Drug Dictionary contains definitions and synonyms for drugs and agents used to treat cancer patients or conditions related to cancer. A check for clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Apr

28

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Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience. This research-based guide aims to help professionals create health websites and other digital health information tools that are easy for low-literacy users to access and understand. The guide is written for anyone involved in creating online health… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health

Apr

18

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#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Literacy

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Chat with health literacy experts on Twitter using #RuralHealthChat on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am CT.  Check out RHIhub’s Rural Health Literacy Twitter Chat page for more information.

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Rural

Apr

11

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Know the Science

Posted by on April 11th, 2017 0 comments

There is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) provides links to information, videos, and interactive tools to assist better understanding of complex scientific topics that relate… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Mar

16

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Familias en Acción course and guide

Posted by on March 16th, 2017 0 comments

Familias en Acción is a Latino-serving community based-organization that delivers culturally specific training for health professionals and health education for the Latino community. It has multiple professional development opportunities available: Care of Latinos with Serious Illnesses: A Palliative Approach, a free online course for Nursing Students This short, four module course gives participants an important grounding… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

16

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Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients data science research grants

Posted by on March 16th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (PAR-17-159) The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health…To bring the benefits of big data research to consumers and patients, new biomedical informatics… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

14

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Complementary Health Approaches In the News

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

News stories about complementary approaches to health are often on television, the Internet, and in magazines and newspapers. Health news headlines from newspapers, magazines, and websites. In fact, the media is one of our main sources of information when we make decisions about complementary health approaches. While many news reports are reliable, some are missing important… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Feb

27

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The Roundtable on Health Literacy’s Workshop on Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

March 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM Pacific Online at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/dpgg or in-person at East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA This is a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

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