ADDRESSING HEALTH LITERACY: A DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERSECTION OF FUNCTIONAL LITERACY AND HEALTH CARE
- Low Health Literacy: A Problem for All in the Health Care Circle. Bar-Yam, Naomi Bromberg // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Sep2002, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p21
Analyzes the effects of low health literacy on health care circle in the U.S. Rate of Americans who are functionally illiterate; Concept of health literacy; Risks of low health literacy; Guidelines in making medical information understandable and usable for all patients and clients.
- Poor health literacy leads to poor health. // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);5/14/2008, Vol. 8 Issue 18, p4
The article presents the findings from the 2007 U.S. National Healthcare Disparities Report, which included data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. Health literacy is defined as the ability of a person to obtain and use health information to make appropriate health care...
- On the record. // AHA News;5/1/95, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p2
Presents news items regarding health care in the United States as of April 19, 1995. Public meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee on May 10; Meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on...
- Wellpoint looks beyond its borders. // AHA News;1/15/96, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p4
Reports on developments related to the American health care industry. Includes affiliation agreement between hospitals; Opening of psychiatric unit in Martha Jefferson Hospital; Expansion of Health Systems International.
- Competition stiffens as markets tighten. Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News;11/04/96, Vol. 32 Issue 44, p1
Highlights the findings of the National Committee for Quality Health Care report entitled `Six Competitive Health Care Markets: Putting the Pieces Together.' Impact of competitions sparked by employer and consumer demands for more choice and lower costs on health care; Continuation of...
- Trustees get an earful. Reiter, Jim // AHA News;12/16/96, Vol. 32 Issue 49, p2
Presents the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Governance members' observations on communities' concerns about health care. Access to health; Cost of coverage; User-unfriendly health bureaucracy; Need for hospitals to address health care concerns; Reaction to hospitals'...
- Wait reduction. Murray, Kevin // AHA News;12/16/96, Vol. 32 Issue 49, p5
Focuses on the results of the Boston, Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 1995-96 collaborative program designed to reduce delays and waiting times commonly found throughout health care systems. Collaborative members' participation in learning sessions; Hospital delays...
- Poll: Consumers lack confidence in health care. // AHA News;1/27/97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p3
Reports that consumers fear that the health care system is putting profits ahead of people according to a survey conducted by the national Coalition on Health Care last December 18-22, 1996.
- Health care leaders in two states hopeful after change of governors. Asplund, Jon // AHA News;09/15/97, Vol. 33 Issue 36, p6
Reports on the expectations of officials in the medical care industry for the incoming governors in Arizona and Massachusetts. Contributions of Arizona governor Jane Dee Hull to the federal government's state-based expansion of children's health insurance; Reputation of Massachusetts acting...