The importance of clear, plain communication is something that federal health and human service agencies are championing in addition to St. Vincent Charity’s local efforts. Below are some resources and presentations for providers and consumers.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Questions are the Answers
Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction.
American Medical Association
Centers for Disease Control: Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All
Healthy People 2020
Institutes of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Health Literacy: What is it, What to do about it, Why is it Important? By Karen Komondor and Richard Peterson
Baby Basics: Bringing Health Literacy to Pregnant Women through Community Partnerships, By Angela Newman-White, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Foundation Support of Health Literacy, by Heather Torok, Saint Luke's Foundation
"What Did the Doctor Say? : Advancing Health Literacy Through Joint Commission Standards and Initiatives, By Christina Cordero, Ph.D., The Joint Commission
KEYNOTE: "The National Action Plan as a Tool for Health Literacy Progress in Ohio," by Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control