October is Health Literacy Month – Health Literacy Roundup Series Kicks Off

October is Health Literacy Month. To celebrate, we’re kicking off a new Becker Brief series, “Health Literacy & Communication Round-up.” Here we will highlight current research, upcoming training opportunities, and new resources on these two critical topics.

Around the Web:

University of New Mexico Hospital’s Health Literacy Office is publishing four health literacy-specific PubMed searches to celebrate Health Literacy Month.

Take a new look at the National Assessment of Adult Literacy with this study published in the BMC Public Health.

The Journal of Health Communication’s special issue, Current Insights on Health Literacy, was released in September. You can view the table of contents here.

“What a Patient with a learning disability would like you to know,” gives the insight of a patient experience from someone with a learning disability. Eye opening!

Newly published research in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that health information technology may be creating a new digital divide.

Training Opportunity:

Webinar: Workshop on Clarity of Communications around Medication
November 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
Hosted by: National Academies of Science

Health Literacy Tweep Spotlight:  

Sabrina Kurtz Rossi is the Director of the Health Literacy Leadership Institute at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Follow her on Twitter @kurtzrossi if you want to stay up to date on health literacy discussions and the newly formed International Health Literacy Association.

Learn More:

If you would like to learn more about how the library can help with health literacy and health communication, please contact Mychal Voorhees at mychal.voorhees@wustl.edu