Capture My Chicago

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Health Literacy Improvement
Health Literacy is the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Tools for improving health literacy
Sample Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy
Quick Guide to Health Literacy
Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults
Toolkit for Trainers: Teaching Older Adults How to Find Health Information on the Internet
PowerPoint Slides
Health Literacy chapter in Communicating Health: Priorities and Strategies for Progress
Government resources
AHRQ Health Literacy and Cultural Competency Web site
HRSA Health Literacy Web page
NIH Health Literacy Web sites
Clear Communication: an NIH Health Literacy Initiative
NLM's Medline Plus: Health Literacy
National Library of Medicine Health Literacy Bibliography
National Library of Medicine's Search & Health Literacy Information Resources
National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Health Literacy
Office of Minority Health: Think Cultural Health
Plain Language Web site
Usability Web site
NAL: Health Literacy Resource List for Educators March 2007 [PDF - 155 kb]
Reports and research
Health Literacy Town Hall Meeting Notes (2007-2008)
Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Improving Health Literacy (2006)
Prevention Report: Focus on Health Literacy (2005)
Plain Language: A Promising Strategy for Clearly Communicating Health Information and Improving Health Literacy (2005)
Literacy and Health Outcomes (AHRQ) (2004)
A Prescription to End Confusion (IOM) (2004)
The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Presentation of NAAL Health Literacy Results, Dr. Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst
A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century
Key Concepts and Features of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
Assessing the nation's health literacy: Key concepts and findings of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (2008) [PDF - 2.0 MB]
The Invisible Barrier: Literacy and Its Relationship with Oral Health [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Healthy People 2010 Chapter 11, Health Communication (2000)
Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.
Last updated: July 24, 2008

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.'s VisualCV

VisualCVs Accepted Here