A guide for creating easy-to-understand materials
Whats in this guide?
Communication that is Clear and Understandable.3
Where this Guide Fits into an Overall Communication Plan.4
Make Your Message Clear . .5
Text Appearance Matters . .9
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
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The Foreign-Born Population in the
United States: 2010
Issued May 2012
American Community Survey Reports
This report presents a portrait of the
foreign-born population in the United
States. The U.S. Census Bureau uses the
As you continue through this e-learning program, we encourage you to keep the following terms and their definitions
Culture is the integrated pattern of thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and
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Health Literacy: Past, Present, and Future: Workshop Summary
Joe Alper, Rapporteur; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on
Population Health and Publ
Joy P. Deupree, PhD
1. Discuss health literacy measures taken in
the office setting.
2. Discuss how health literacy is impacted in
the hospital setting.
3. Describe the role of interpreters for
patients with low health literacy who speak
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Score Sheet for the Newest Vital Sign
Questions and Answers
READ TO SUBJECT: This information is on the back
of a container of a pint of ice cream.
1. If you eat the entire container, how many calories will you eat?
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Assessing Patients Literacy Levels
Patient Provider Relationship
Understand what your patients needs are
Tailor communication and education to the pa
Practicality vs. Necessity
Introduce the topic properly, explain it care
Fresh ideas on readability and a "quick and easy" formula
are offered for readers' reactions.
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of this journal, Fry (4) described "a readability
Quick Assessment of Literacy in Primary
Care: The Newest Vital Sign
Barry D. Weiss, MD1
Mary Z. Mays, PhD2
William Martz, MD1
Kelley Merriam Castro, MA1
Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH3
Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH3
Joy Mockbee, MD, MPH1
Frank A. Hale, PhD1
NEW ENGLA ND JOURNAL
july 20, 2006
Language Barriers to Health Care in the United States
Glenn Flores, M.D.
12-year-old Latino boy arrived at a Boston
emergency department with dizziness and
a headache. The patient, whom Ill