Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership Blog ~ Resources

Celebrating 2018 and looking ahead

As we close out 2018, we’d like to thank you for making this year the best one yet. During the past year we’ve collaborated with many organizations on exciting new activities, giving us the opportunity to share health literacy best practices and resources in new and engaging ways.

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The importance of relevant and accessible health information

When it comes to communication, it’s not just what you say but how you say it.

Health information can be technical and complex, and there can be an over-reliance on written communication. That’s why it’s important for patients and their caregivers to have access to usable information presented in a variety of ways so they can understand diagnoses, make treatment and prevention decisions, and evaluate health risks.

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Health Literacy Month: Tools to help improve health literacy

Health Literacy Month: Tools to help improve health literacy

Each October, health professionals and organizations across the country celebrate Health Literacy Month. It’s a time to remember the importance of health literacy. And for the Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership, it’s also a great time to share ways you and other health professionals can improve health literacy within your organization and community.

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Making health information understandable and jargon-free

Nearly 90% of Americans have difficulty using everyday health information that is routinely available. That makes it harder for patients to understand their options and make responsible, well-informed health decisions.

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Health Literacy for Seniors: Sharing our Success!

The Health Literacy Program for Minnesota Seniors (HeLP MN Seniors) hosted a wonderful celebration yesterday at Boutwells Landing Senior Living in Oak Park Heights, MN.  Attendees at the event represented public health, health care, health literacy, medical library, and health education leaders, as well as participants from the pilot workshops.  The HeLP MN Seniors team provided an overview of the program and also some demonstrations of workshop highlights.

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