Selected Resources on Health Literacy by d7qPyB

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

                     For more information please contact Janet Liechty, PhD at jliechty@illinois.edu

STANDARDS

Joint Commission: summary of revised standards re: Health Literacy (2010) http://www.hivguidelines.org/wp-
content/uploads/the-joint-commission-health-literacy-posted-07-26-2010.pdf

National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy http://www.health.gov/communication/hlactionplan/

VIDEOS on Health Literacy

“Health Literacy: A Silent Epidemic,” American College of Physicians Foundation (~6 min.)
http://www.acpfoundation.org/materials-and-guides/video/videos-for-patients/health-literacy-video.html

“Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand,” American Medical Association (~22 min.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGtTZ_vxjyA

PROVIDER TOOLS

American College of Physicians (ACP) Health Literacy Programs http://www.acpfoundation.org/health-literacy-
programs/

AMA - Visual Atlas of Human Body for Patient Education http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-
resources/patient-education-materials/atlas-of-human-body.page

AHRQ Informed Consent Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research (Eng/Spanish)
http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/informedconsent/

Generate pictographs to convey risk (University of Michigan) http://www.cbdsm.org/research_tools/pictographs

Health Literacy Practices in Primary Care Settings: Examples from the Field (2008). Commonwealth Fund.
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/usr_doc/Barrett_hltliteracypracticesprimarycaresettingsexamplesfield_1093.pdf?sectio
n=4039

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/literacy/ Go directly to TOC of Tools (including
PPTS on Health Literacy Overview and “Teach Back” Method: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/literacy/healthliteracytoolkit.pdf

LINCS Health & Literacy Special Collection http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/index.htm

Low Health Literacy Calculator by Pfizer (estimate the # of patients in your practice who likely experience low HL)
http://www.pfizerhealthliteracy.com/physicians-providers/PrevalenceCalculator.aspx

Patient Education videos (evidence based) http://www.acpdecisions.org/home.html

Pill Card from AHRQ http://www.healthcare411.org/videocast.aspx?id=689

Plain Language http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/plainlanguage/PlainLanguage.htm

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.
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/aroadmapforhospitalsfinalversion727.pdf

The Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communications (CDC funded)
http://depts.washington.edu/respcare/public/info/Plain_Language_Thesaurus_for_Health_Communications.pdf

Weiss, B. D. (2007). Manual for clinicians: Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand. 2nd.
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/367/healthlitclinicians.pdf
CONSUMER TOOLS

“Ask Me Three” http://www.npsf.org/for-healthcare-professionals/programs/ask-me-3/

Build a question list from AHRQ http://www.ahrq.gov/questionsaretheanswer/questionBuilder.aspx

Easy to Read Health Info (Family Health & Literacy) http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/family/easy.html#teaching

Easy to Read Online Health Info http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/healthinfo_easyonline.htm

Health Advocates? (1 min. podcast from AHRQ)
http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastseg.aspx?id=1121&type=seg

Tips for talking with your doctor http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/doctalk.htm



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

AMA Foundation Health Literacy www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy

ETS Literacy and Health in America www.ets.org/research/pic/

Harvard Center for Health Literacy http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/index.html

Health Literacy: Assessing the Environment http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/practice/environmental-barriers/

Health Literacy Missouri Resources http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org/our-services/resources

National Network of Libraries of Medicine http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/hlthlit.html

National Patient Safety Foundation http://www.npsf.org/

National Quality Forum http://www.qualityforum.org/Home.aspx

Pfizer Health Literacy Initiative www.pfizerhealthliteracy.com



Commercial Patient Education Products

Picture Rx: Pictographs and pictograms https://mypicturerx.com/

								
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