Following the last post, some health information literacy links to bring in the new year! A few recent/ current items:
- Angela Arner's Health information literacy for health and well being blog: http://aa47.wordpress.com/ and also the substantial list of resources on her library's page at http://www.methodistcollege.edu/currentstudents/library/library_detail.asp?PID=15&PCID=46 are both useful, especially for those in the USA
- Audio recordings and some presentations from the conference Health Literacy: Making the Most of Health which was held in February 2010 at London South Bank University, UK, http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/rbdo/external/health-literacy1.shtml
- The Health literacy universal precautions toolkit produced for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and published in April 2010. "This toolkit is designed to help adult and pediatric practices ensure that systems are in place to promote better understanding by all patients, not just those you think need extra assistance. The toolkit is divided into manageable chunks so that its implementation can fit into the busy day of a practice." http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/literacy/
Photo by Sheila Webber: Winter branches, December 2010.