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Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations

Proposed attributes of a health literacy organization and what organizations can do to reduce health literacy barriers.
Source: Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy, 2012
nam.edu/perspectives-2012-ten-attributes-of-health-literate-health-care-organizations/ 

 

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change

Strategies to help organizations move toward becoming a health literate organization.
Source: UnityPointHealth, 2012
www.unitypoint.org/filesimages/Literacy/Health%20Literacy%20Guidebook.pdf 

 

Health Literacy Care Model

A visual and interactive component that links health literacy universal precautions to a Chronic Care Model.
Source: US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
health.gov/communication/interactiveHLCM/ 

 

Health Literacy Intervention and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review 

Review of health outcomes related to low health literacy level and interventions designed to improve health outcomes for those experiencing low health literacy.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2011 
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK82434/ 

 

Health Literacy: The Solid Facts

Offers a population-based perspective and presents action steps for how public health and other sectors can strengthen health literacy.
Sources: World Health Organization, 2013
www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/190655/e96854.pdf 


Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable

Website with information and resources for learning about and taking action to improve health literacy and public health, includes tools for materials development, organizational improvement, national action, and more. 
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/ 


National Center for Cultural Competency (NCCC) 
A leader in the field of cultural and linguistic competency and health disparities. See Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Compete into Health Promotion Training for teaching and training ideas. nccc.georgetown.edu/projects/sids/dvd/index.html
Source: Georgetown University
nccc.georgetown.edu/

Prescription to End Confusion

Seminal document that presents growing evidence documenting health literacy barriers to health information and services. Recognizes the need to promote a health literate society and provides examples for action.
Source: Institute of Medicine 2004 
www.nap.edu/catalog/10883/health-literacy-a-prescription-to-end-confusion#toc


 

Think Cultural Health

Website developed and maintained to advance health equity. Offers fundamentals on the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and other professional development resources and materials.
Source: US Office of Minority Health 
cccm.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/ 



   

 

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