October is national Health Literacy Month!

The October edition of In the Know: Health literacy news and best practices now available.  Click here or on the icon below to access this latest edition!

Each year during Health Literacy Month, the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership promotes awareness and adoption of health literacy best practices across our state.  This year we encourage you to join with us in promoting the use of Ask Me 3®.

Ask Me 3®

Health information is not clear at times. The Ask Me 3® program run by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement can help. The program gives you three questions to ask your health care provider during a health care visit, either for yourself or for a loved one. They are:
•     What is my main problem?
•     What do I need to do?
•     Why is it important for me to do this?
Asking questions can help you be an active member of your health care team.
For more information on Ask Me 3® and to view a helpful video on how to use the questions, please visit www.npsf.org/askme3.
Ask Me 3 is a registered trademark licensed to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). IHI makes Ask Me 3 materials available for distribution. Use of Ask Me 3 materials does not imply that the distributing organization is affiliated with or endorsed by IHI.
Please note that the Ask Me 3 program was previously run by the National Patient Safety Foundation.
As of May 1, 2017, the National Patient Safety Foundation has merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.



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