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Resources

  • You have the power to improve health literacy!!
  • Use these resources to learn more about health literacy, and how you can improve it.

Patient Resources

  • Ask Me 3 for patients- This is the Ask Me 3 page for patients.  It has a lot of information for patients about improving your health literacy.
  • Medication Card- This card was developed by the Rhode Island Health Literacy Project.  It can help you keep track of your medications when you go to the doctor.
  • Family Medical Tree- This resource is a tool from the Surgeon General. This tool can help doctors identify diseases you may be at a higher risk for developing. 
  • Checkup List- This resource was developed by the Rhode Island Health Literacy Project and you can use it as a list to remember everything you need for your medical appointment.
  • Health Literacy Consequences - This artice from USA Today explains some of the risks of low health literacy.

 

Provider Resources

  • Ask Me 3 for providers- this page specifically deals with how th Ask Me 3 can help your practice or clinic, and your patients.
  • Health Literacy Guide- The AMA created a guide to health literacy for providers.
  • Teach Back Technique- The following article describes the teach back technique, including how and why to use it with your patients.
  • SMOG- This is a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients.
  • Flesch-Kincaid- This a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients. Note: This test can also be performed on Microsoft Word.
  • Cultural Competency- Follow this link for information and resources from the Health Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE)  about serving diverse populations.
  • Cultural Competency Resources and Online Courses- This site has several different options for courses regarding cultural competency that can serve as CEU credit.
  • Health Literacy Written Material Guidelines- These are some guidelines from the Rhode Island Health Literacy Initiative to follow when creating or analyzing the information or forms you give to patients.
  • Pharmacy Assessment Tool - This is a guide for steps to assess your pharmacy's health literacy and your clear health communication practices.

 

Public Health Professionals Resources

  • SMOG- This is a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients.
  •  Flesch-Kincaid- This a link to a readability page that offers a free option for determining the readability of the information and forms you give to patients. Note: This test can also be performed on Microsoft Word.
  •  Cultural Competency- Follow this link for information and resources from the Health Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE)  about serving diverse populations.
  •  Health Literacy Information- Comprehensive information regarding health literacy, including a bibilography.
  •  Sample Action Plan- This is a sample action plan for a community health center.
  •  Health Literacy Guide - This is another resource that list information and plans for improving health literacy in your community and organization.

 

 

Patients, providers, and public health professionals must work together to solve the health literacy crisis facing us today.

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