Health literacy web-based resources

Alternate Approaches to Effective Health Communication. CDC. Beyond the Brochure: Alternate Approaches to Effective Health Communication. Download guide to developing alternate teaching interventions, also provides list of non-print teaching resources.
HealthLiteracy.com. Has articles on health literacy, links to other web sites.
Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers. National Cancer Institute. Clear and simple development of effective print materials for low-literate readers. Download brochure on how to create materials.
Patient word substitute list. University of Utah Health Science Center. Patient Education word substitute list.
Electronic mailing list for healthcare professionals to share and discuss pt education issues. PatEdNet sponsored by University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. PatEdNet is an electronic mailing list for healthcare professionals to share and discuss pt education issues. To subscribe, send blank email to: join-patednet@lyris.med.utah.edu
Harvard School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies (HLS). HLS is a research program for the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. Site provides lessons and tips from the literature and real world situations and section on how to create and assess print materials.
Evidence report on literacy and health outcomes. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Evidence report on literacy and health outcomes.
American Medical Association Foundation Health Literacy Initiative. Offers health literacy information to the public. Teaching materials available for purchase.
Fact sheets on health literacy. Center for Health Care Strategies. Provides fact sheets on health literacy.
National Institute for Literacy.
Bibliography on health literacy. National Library of Medicine. Current bibliographies in medicine. Cites bibliography on health literacy. Partnerships, programs, and grants to improve health literacy.
Plain Language Action Network. This federal website offers information and tools for developing plain language materials.
Health and literacy compendium. World Education. Download health and literacy compendium. Lists and describes materials to health literacy.
AltaVista online translation service.
Over the phone interpreters and translation services. Language Line. Over the phone interpreters and translation services.

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