Latest Health literacy Stories

2009-02-11 07:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is proud to announce it has awarded the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) a three-year grant for the establishment of a statewide health literacy initiative.

2008-12-03 16:35:26

Kidney disease patients' ability to understand basic health information may have a significant impact on whether or not they will receive an organ transplant

2008-11-14 09:00:26

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) is proud to award accreditation status to four prominent U.S.

2008-10-09 03:00:36

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/30d4f6/improving_medicati) has announced the addition of the "Improving Medication Adherence: Practical Strategies to Increase Patient Compliance, a webinar on CD-ROM" report to their offering.

2008-09-30 12:00:15

Physicians, care providers and other stakeholders in quality health care delivery from across Connecticut are urged to attend an important conference this fall to learn more about the impact poor health literacy and racial and ethnic disparities in health care can have on patients, treating physicians and other care providers.

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rindfleisch, Terry A local health literacy partnership has been formed to help patients better understand medical information from their health care providers.

2008-08-13 15:01:02

Pointing to the increasing cost -- as much as $236 billion in unnecessary health care expenses annually due to the inability of patients to understand what medical providers are communicating to them -- the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) has created a new list of the ten most common errors providers make when communicating with patients.

2008-07-08 18:00:09

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Danielle Davis, +1-312-861-5240, Danielle.Davis@mslpr.com, for Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation BELLEVUE, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when questions surround the U.S.

2008-07-07 12:00:48

"Drug list" instead of "formulary.""Person" instead of "member.""Pay" instead of "adjudicate." These are just a few examples of the words that CIGNA is beginning to use as part of its commitment to clear health communication - the topic of discussion at the CIGNA Foundation Forum on Health Literacy held last fall and outlined in CIGNA Foundation's new health literacy report.

2008-06-30 15:03:02

"What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick," written by two registered nurses frustrated with the typical 11th grade reading level of most patient education materials, recently reached a 2 million copies sold mark since the book's initial publication in 2000.

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