Oral Health Literacy – IOM Workshop Summary (US)
The IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy was interested in exploring oral health literacy research and how the research findings are translated into oral health practice. The roundtable held a workshop on March 29, 2012, to examine the field of oral health literacy. This document summarises the workshop. Topics include oral health literacy assessment, oral health literacy programs, state and national oral health literacy activities. Note: The PDF of this report is free to download. Click on: Download free PDF. Click on: Continue as a guest. Enter your email address and click: Continue.
Health Literacy Around the World: Part 1 Health Literacy Efforts Outside Of the United States
The results of an effort to learn about health literacy activities ongoing around the world are reported in this paper by Pleasant (2012). This paper is prepared to stimulate workshop discussion and help to: initiate a dialogue among existing organizations from all sectors; document the use of health literacy in international contexts (policy, practice, and research), and; examine health literacy interventions, measurement, practice, and research.
How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop Summary
The workshop summary from the US Institute of Medicine (2012) summarises a workshop which discussed the growing recognition that health literacy depends not only on individual skills and abilities but also on the demands and complexities of the health care system.
Strategies To Improve Communication Between Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff
This training program from the AHRQ is intended for pharmacy staff members who regularly interact with patients and provide patients with health information. The training program: Introduces pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacy staff to the problem of low health literacy; Identifies implications of the problem; Explains techniques for pharmacy staff members to improve communication with patients who may have limited health literacy skills.
Innovations in Health Literacy: Workshop Summary
Nearly nine out of 10 adults have difficulty using everyday health information to make good health decisions. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy held a meeting on May 27, 2010, to explore areas for research in health literacy, the relationship between health literacy and health disparities, and ways to apply information technology to improve health literacy.
Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First: Workshop Summary
There is great enthusiasm over the use of emerging interactive health information technologies-often referred to as eHealth-and the potential these technologies have to improve the quality, capacity, and efficiency of the health care system. However, many doctors, advocacy groups, policy makers and consumers are concerned that electronic health systems might help individuals and communities with greater resources while leaving behind those with limited access to technology. This report by the National Academies Press in the US summarizes the outcome of a workshop held to discuss the current status of communication technology, the challenges for its use in populations with low health literacy, and the strategies for increasing the benefit of these technologies for populations with low health literacy.
Medicines in My Home
Medicines in My Home is a multimedia educational program to teach consumers from adolescence through adulthood how to choose over-the-counter medicines and use them safely. The program is provided by the United States FDA.
Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals
Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals is free, on-line, go-at-your-own-pace training that has helped more than 4,000 health care professionals and students improve patient-provider communication. This course is is designed to help health professionals acknowledge cultural diversity, address low health literacy, and accommodate low English proficiency. The course has five modules that will take approximately five hours to complete. You can start and stop whenever you like.
Improving Health Literacy Within a State – Workshop Summary
The IOM’s Roundtable on Health Literacy, along with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, held a workshop on November 30, 2010, to explore ways in which state-based organizations and individuals can work to improve health literacy. At the workshop, speakers discussed the clinical effects of health literacy improvement efforts, the economic outcomes of health literacy implementation, and the impact that various stakeholders can have on health literacy. The roundtable brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges related to health literacy and to identify approaches to promote health literacy in both the public and private sectors. This document summarizes the workshop.
Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness – Workshop Summary
The IOM’s Roundtable on Health Literacy brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges related to health literacy and to identify approaches to promoting health literacy in both the public and private sectors. On September 15, 2009, the Roundtable held a workshop to explore approaches to integrate health literacy in to primary and secondary prevention. The workshop featured presentations and discussions on select topics related to health literacy’s role in preventive health care. This document is a summary of the workshop.