Category Archives: Health Literacy

Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center: Opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations to Advance Health Equity

This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health equity as part of their health system transformation activities. CCOs are obligated to identify and pursue opportunities to advance health … Continue reading

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) has published a summary of a workshop on integrating health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. Health care organizations are searching … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education: Call to Transform Adult Learning in the U.S.

This report from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is a call to transform adult learning in the U.S.  36 million Americans (17.5% of the adult population ages 16-65) have low literacy skills, nearly 24 million … Continue reading

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Health 2.0 v.2013: Integration and Patient Outcomes Are Still Driving Health Technology – But So Should Empathy, Caring, and Communication

I attended my third Health 2.0 conference earlier this week, which was held for the first time in Santa Clara rather than San Francisco [agenda here].  Driving around the neighborhood reminded me that the Silicon Valley is thriving, with companies like … Continue reading

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Health Literacy Implications of Health Care Reform

This policy analysis from the Center for Health Care Strategies was commissioned by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy, and examines the sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that address health literacy.   According to the … Continue reading

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HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health: Recommendations for Health Insurance Exchanges

The following was my presentation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health on November 29, 2012 regarding the implementation of health insurance exchanges and other national health care reforms.

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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … Continue reading

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Joint Commission: What Did the Doctor Say? Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety

This Joint Commission report highlights the importance of identifying and addressing health literacy barriers as essential to protecting patient safety.   Link to Original Source

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National Patient Safety Foundation: AskMe3

These resources for providers and patients from the National Patient Safety Foundation use three questions designed to improve provider-patient communication, especially among low health literacy populations.  The three questions are: 1. What is my main problem? 2. What do I … Continue reading

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Eradicating Low Health Literacy: The First Public Health Movement for the 21st Century

This report commissioned by Pfizer, Inc. reviews the literature related to improving health literacy.   Link to Original Source

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