Health Literacy and Home Visitation
CenteringPregnancy Health Literacy Trial
Pregnancy is a model of group prenatal care. This randomized trial aims
to address these questions: Does CenteringPregnancy ("usual care”)
promote maternal health literacy. Does CenteringPregnancy plus Beginnings Pregnancy Guide
promote maternal health literacy more than usual care? Can the
Maternal Health Literacy Self-Assessment be used as a meaningful measure
of maternal health literacy?
This project aims to produce a video training series to enable home visitors and others to promote health literacy using resources of the National Library of Medicine
project assesses the relationship of maternal health literacy and
maternal depression, and their impacts on utilization of adult and child
health services and delivery of home visitation services.
evaluates home visitation as a channel for promoting maternal health
literacy and begins validation
of the Life Skills Progression health literacy scales as an instrument
to estimate maternal health literacy.
This Assessment and Planning project aims to assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness of MCH home visitation programs as a channel to bring the resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to disadvantaged and isolated families, and to provide direct assistance to personalize information and apply it in context.
project assesses how maternal health literacy impacts children’s early
development including communication, gross and fine motor, personal
social, problem solving, social emotional, and regulation.
organizations rely on printed materials to augment information
historically provided orally by physicians. This study examines the
effects of mailing supplemental health information (Beginnings Pregnancy Guide) to mothers at home.
Health Literacy and Parent Education
project aimed to integrate maternal health literacy promotion into Parents As
Teachers curriculum and practice.
This project pilot tested methods to evaluate the suitability of health education materials adapted from English source documents to serve non-English learners.
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