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Health Literacy: Online Resources for Journalists

Health Literacy: Online Resources for Journalists

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As an intriguing community forum on health literacy gets underway at USC today, check out these great resources for learning about the subject provided by one of the forum's organizers, Ellen Iverson, an assistant pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and deputy director of the Community, Health Outcomes, and Intervention Research Program at the Saban Research Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

You can follow the forum on Twitter using the hashtag #HealthLitLA, and we'll have more coverage later today.  

General Health Literacy Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control offers health literacy online training., a project of the Society of Participatory Medicine

Harvard School of Public Health's program in Health Literacy Studies

Health Literacy Consulting

Health Literacy Missouri

Health Literacy Out Loud

Institute for Health Care Advancement

Institute of Medicine's health literacy page

The Joint Commission (Improving Health Literacy report)

National Center for the Study of Adult learning and Literacy

Partnership for Clear Health Communication

PEW Internet and American Life Project

Plain Language

U.S. Government Quick Guide to Health Literacy

US Department of Health and Human Services' health literacy page

Resources for Cultural Competency and Diversity in Health Care

The California Endowment

California Health Care Foundation

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program

Diversity RX

EthnoMed (ethnic medicine guide)

Hablamos Juntos Resource Center

Institute for Diversity in Health Management

National Colloquium on African American Health

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

National Medical Association (Cultural Competence Primer)

Office of Minority Health Resource Center

The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics

Transcultural C.A.R.E Associates

Transcultural Nursing Society


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