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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

Feb

23

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Informed Consent Training Available for Health Professionals and Leaders

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Many individuals do not understand the benefits, harms, and risks of treatment, even after signing a consent form. This raises patient safety and liability concerns, and runs counter to person-centered care. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has developed two interactive training modules that teach clear, comprehensive, engaging communication strategies that hospitals and clinical… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

Feb

23

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Communicating About Food in Culturally Sensitive Ways

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss: Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today. Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar. Examples of respectful and inclusive ways… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Feb

23

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Protect Yourself from Health Scams

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institute on Aging has information on protecting yourself from health scams, particularly for older adults as they are often targeted. Today, there are more ways than ever to sell untested products—online, TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers are just a few examples. Actors portray doctors and patients on infomercials. You might even get an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Senior

Feb

20

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NNLM offers health information training for all

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers webinars on health information resources for health professionals and the public. Online training is available for free and is open to anyone. Upcoming topics include: nutrition information, genetics resources, health information for older adults, and National Library of Medicine toxicology resources. Whether you work in health care,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Webinars

Feb

14

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Free Health e-Newsletter from Johns Hopkins

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

This monthly e-newsletter will provide health information and insight from Johns Hopkins experts. Each issue features information on common health topics and interests, health tips, patient stories, updates in medical research and clinical trials, upcoming events, a healthy recipe, and more. Sign up at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/55gf

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

Feb

14

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Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is offering 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 understanding the U.S…. Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Library, Webinars

Feb

13

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Funding Opportunity: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

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. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

13

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Easy-to-Read Drug Facts website

Posted by on February 13th, 2017 0 comments

The February 2017 NIH News in Health lists Easy-to-Read Drug Facts as its featured website. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “this easy-to-read website talks about drug use, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Websites

Jan

27

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Is it Really FDA-Approved?

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

How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The guide provides information on how the FDA regulates products and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy, Public Health, Websites

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