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2011-05-04 15:37:20

As the presence of social media continues to increase as a form of communication, health organizations are searching for the most effective ways to use the online tools to pass important information to the public.

2011-05-02 12:25:10

Low health literacy is a significant barrier to quality care, especially among elderly patients, but increased use of simple and effective health literacy assessment tests by nurses and clinicians can help improve communication and health outcomes.

2011-04-27 06:22:23

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a new study.

2011-04-27 01:52:39

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death.

2011-04-05 19:00:00

LA HABRA, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to increase awareness of health literacy and share innovative solutions, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement's CEO Gloria Mayer, RN, EdD, and COO Michael Villaire, MSLM, have guest-edited a special issue of the journal Nursing Outlook.

2011-03-31 15:59:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross is offering a free web-based course for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients.

2011-03-28 14:50:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

2011-03-17 14:08:00

ATLANTA, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) is offering a web-based course at no additional cost, for community health workers in an effort to help reduce health disparities and empower patients.


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