From the AHRQ Electronic Newsletter (13 December 2013): Research supported by AHRQ evaluated the usability of a computerized learning program to provide breastfeeding education to Hispanic women residing in rural areas. “An interactive, bilingual touch-screen program to promote breastfeeding among … Continue reading
From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): In 2012, Health Affairs published an article proposing a Health Literate Care Model that weaves health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model (formerly known as the Chronic Care Model). … Continue reading
New from the National Academies Press: The roots of health literacy can be traced back to the national literacy movement in India under Gandhi and to aid groups working in Africa to promote education and health. The term health literacy … Continue reading
Interested in health literacy? Visit the CDC’s blog, Bridging the Health Literacy Gap and join the discussion!
AHRQ has launched Aprende a vivir, a Spanish-language videonovela in 3 episodes. Its entertaining style helps educate people with type 2 diabetes about medication adherence, food choices, and better communication with clinicians. For the podcast or transcript, go to: http://healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastSeg.aspx?id=1277&type=seg.
This week marks the last week of posts for the School of Public Health blog, Mind the Science Gap. Read the students’ reflections on their experience and go back to read previous posts. And, as always, please comment! Mind the … Continue reading
The March issue of Research Activities, a digest of research findings produced with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is now out. Among the topics covered are chronic disease (hypertenison, Hepatitis C), health care costs and financing … Continue reading