Comprehensive Evidence-Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Cuts Teen Pregnancies in Half
A comprehensive primary adolescent pregnancy prevention program that provides daily academic assistance, job skills training, family life and sex education, self-expression, lifetime sports, and no cost medical and dental care, leads to fewer teenage pregnancies and births, better academic performance, and improved work readiness.
Community Health Workers Known as Promotores Enhance Access to Culturally Tailored Services for Elderly, Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Leading to Improvements in Mental Health
Community health workers known as promotores enhance access to culturally competent mental health education and services, leading to improvements in mental health status and literacy for elderly racial and ethnic minorities.
Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients
Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.
Increasing Patient Health Literacy Leads to Improved Reporting of Medication Allergies
The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center implemented a program to improve nurses' and patients' awareness and reporting of medication allergies and adverse drug reactions. Key program elements include a training module for nurses, educational brochures for patients, and distribution of an allergy/adverse drug reaction questionnaire to patients.
Public Health Nurses Provide Case Management to Low-Income Women With Chronic Conditions, Leading to Improved Mental Health and Functional Status
Public health nurses provide case management services to women with one or more chronic conditions who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, leading to enhanced access to mental health services, fewer depressive symptoms, and improved functional status.
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Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit
The Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (C-CAT) is an organizational performance assessment toolkit designed to assist organizations in meeting the needs of a diverse patient population.
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool, designed for health professionals, providers, librarians, and others working with patients or consumers, provides a guide to evaluate and compare understandability and actionability of patient education materials.
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT
This guide and checklist for developers and purchasers of health information (IT) provides structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of accessible health IT products.
Health Literacy Measurement Tools
This set of clinician tools helps physicians quickly assess the health literacy of patients and how much they understand information to make appropriate health decisions.
Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.