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New AHRQ Health Literacy Tool for Patient Education Materials

Posted by on January 16th, 2014 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a new tool to “asses the understandability and actionability of print and audiovisual patient education materials”, entitled the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (or PEMAT). Patient education materials such as brochures and other aids are often complex and difficult for patients to understand, especially across… Read More »

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Jan

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PubMed Commons Project

Posted by on January 16th, 2014 0 comments Tags:

PubMed Commons, a new feature of PubMed which allows commenting on articles, is now live. All authors of publications cited in PubMed are eligible to participate. They can comment on any article in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other authors cited in PubMed to join. Links to other articles can be embedded… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources

Jan

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WISER for Android 2.0 Now Available from NLM

Posted by on January 16th, 2014 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser. What’s new in this release: WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website – http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ This integration includes: •New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles •Acute… Read More »

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Jan

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APHA 2013

Posted by on January 10th, 2014 0 comments

By Stephanie Friree, MLIS, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM NER Having never been to the American Public Health Association annual meeting, I expected to be overwhelmed, similar to an ALA Annual conference. That was the only way that the conference failed to meet my expectations. While very large, it was manageable. Prior to my arrival, I had… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Public Health

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Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Posted by on January 6th, 2014 0 comments

The Healthy Community and Health Literacy Communities of Interest (COIs) invite you to attend our upcoming webinars.  Participants will earn 1 Medical Library Association CE unit for attending each webinar. Register at: http://1.usa.gov/15mHaTB Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET CDC Clear Communication Index Train-the-Trainer Presenter: Anne Conner Anne Conner, the NER’s Health Literacy COI Leader, created… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Webinars

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