Selected Resources on Health Literacy by d7qPyB


									                            Selected Resources on Health Literacy (links updated 2-15-2012)

                     For more information please contact Janet Liechty, PhD at


Joint Commission: summary of revised standards re: Health Literacy (2010)

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

VIDEOS on Health Literacy

“Health Literacy: A Silent Epidemic,” American College of Physicians Foundation (~6 min.)

“Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand,” American Medical Association (~22 min.)


American College of Physicians (ACP) Health Literacy Programs

AMA - Visual Atlas of Human Body for Patient Education

AHRQ Informed Consent Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research (Eng/Spanish)

Generate pictographs to convey risk (University of Michigan)

Health Literacy Practices in Primary Care Settings: Examples from the Field (2008). Commonwealth Fund.

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit Go directly to TOC of Tools (including
PPTS on Health Literacy Overview and “Teach Back” Method:

LINCS Health & Literacy Special Collection

Low Health Literacy Calculator by Pfizer (estimate the # of patients in your practice who likely experience low HL)

Patient Education videos (evidence based)

Pill Card from AHRQ

Plain Language

The Joint Commission. (2010). Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-
Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals. Oakbrook Terrace, IL:: The Joint Commission.

The Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communications (CDC funded)

Weiss, B. D. (2007). Manual for clinicians: Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand. 2nd.

“Ask Me Three”

Build a question list from AHRQ

Easy to Read Health Info (Family Health & Literacy)

Easy to Read Online Health Info

Health Advocates? (1 min. podcast from AHRQ)

Tips for talking with your doctor


AMA Foundation Health Literacy

ETS Literacy and Health in America

Harvard Center for Health Literacy

Health Literacy: Assessing the Environment

Health Literacy Missouri Resources

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

National Patient Safety Foundation

National Quality Forum

Pfizer Health Literacy Initiative

Commercial Patient Education Products

Picture Rx: Pictographs and pictograms

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