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Apr

13

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Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast, Telemedicine

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

A new era of delivering healthcare at a distance was brought on by necessity during COVID-19. Telemedicine offers benefits and drawbacks for patients, practitioners, and populations. Lessons have been learned about effective communication. These include ways to establish a mutual agenda, encourage conversational turn-taking, discuss potentially awkward topics, and confirm understanding at the conclusion of… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Apr

13

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Register Now for 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Posted by on April 13th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Registration is open for the May 6 symposium on older adult mental health. The National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsor the day-long symposium. Issues around mental health are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly for older adults who may already face… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Mental Health, Public Health, Senior, Webinars

Mar

09

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April is National Minority Health Month

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

09

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New Funding Opportunity, Health Literacy and COVID-19

Posted by on March 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced a new funding opportunity: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19. This initiative seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Urban

Feb

09

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American Heart Association’s interactive cardiovascular library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

February is American Heart Month and what better time than to learn more about heart health. The American Heart Association has an interactive cardiovascular library called “Watch, Learn and Live”. Through text, animation and graphics, viewers can learn about over 20 topics related to heart health. What’s nice about the interactive library is that plain text… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy

Oct

08

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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

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

Jul

28

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Webinar Addressing Health Misinformation Tomorrow

Posted by on July 28th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene a short webinar featuring experts on the spread of health misinformation and health literacy strategies to address it. Speakers will discuss health literacy strategies specific to addressing misinformation around COVID-19. Topic: Addressing Health Misinformation Through Health Literacy Practices: A Virtual Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Time: 1:00… Read More »

Posted in: Webinars

Jul

14

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Clinical Conversations Training Program

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a… Read More »

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

Feb

06

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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy

Oct

08

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NNLM webinar: Health Insurance Literacy

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Today many adults have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

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