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Health Literacy: 
Tools for Improving Health Communications

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1) American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Language access solutions report.
   
2) American Medical Association, Health Literacy Video.
   
3) Del Guercio, Louis R.M. Multilingual manual for medical history-taking. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston, 1972.
  Not available online
4) Institute of Medicine, Health literacy: a prescription to end confusion
 
5) Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, REALM Information:
  Not available online
6) McKinney, Julie and Kurtz-Rossi, Sabrina, Family health and literacy. Boston, MA: World Education, 2006.
 
7) Medical Library Association, Health literacy resources.
   
8) Medical Library Association, Deciphering Medspeak.
 
9) National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus.
   
10) National Library of Medicine, Information Rx.
 
11) Nurss, Joanne R., TOFHLA Information
   
12) Pfizer, Ask Me 3
   
13) Rudd, Rima and Anderson, Jennie, The health literacy environment of hospitals and health centers.
 
Additional Conference Handouts and Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Questions are the Answer.
   
Joint Commission, Hospitals, language, and Culture: A Snapshot of the Nation.
   
Joint Commission, "What Did the Doctor Say?:" Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety.
   
Pfizer, The Newest Vital Sign: A Health Literacy Assessment Tool
   
   
Developed by D. Cunningham
Updated 5/15/2012 D. Crooke