for Health Literacy Promotion is a research organization dedicated to enabling
adults to use health information and services in ways that promote health.
- We lead
action research, data sharing, and analyses that support innovative and
collaborative public health and clinical efforts to promote functional
- We develop,
test, publish and continuously improve health education content, materials
and curricula for our programs and for clients.
- We provide
and technical assistance for health literacy promotion
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Consumers, the health system and health literacy:
Taking action to improve safety and quality.
SAM Guide to selecting or producing health education materials that work This 36 page guide to selecting and producing health education materials
that work for a particular audience uses the SAM Suitability Assessment
of Materials with examples from the Beginnings Pregnancy Guide.
The SAM synthesizes mounds of research on adult learning to rate
materials on 21 factors known to affect comprehension and usability of
information. It produces a a score that is useful for comparing
materials under consideration and for evaluating information under
development. . Click here to download.
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The Institute of Medicine - The New Health Care Law and You
Download of the week:This two-year
project aims to integrate maternal health literacy promotion into Parents As
Teachers curriculum and practice.
is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
here to find out more. Health plans need culturally and
linguistically appropriate materials for non-English speaking patients.
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Click here to read more.
Medline Plus-Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
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