INFORMATION LITERACY :
HEALTH: INFORMATION LITERACY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural
Competency, and Limited English Proficiency is free, on-line,
go-at-your-own-pace training that has helped more than 4,000 health care
professionals and students improve patient-provider communication.
Take the course any time, night or day, to improve your ability to
communicate with patients and overcome barriers that can keep patients
from taking their medications according to your instructions, going to the
emergency room when they would be better served in primary care or
otherwise preventing them from getting the full benefit of the quality
care you provide.
Medically underserved patients may have particular difficulty
communicating with their health care providers. If you treat patients who
are low income, uninsured, and/or whose English proficiency is low,
Unified Health Communication can help you:
Acknowledge cultural diversity and deal sensitively with cultural
differences that affect the way patients navigate the health care system,
Address low health literacy and bridge knowledge gaps that can prevent
patients from adhering to prevention and treatment protocols, and
Accommodate low English proficiency and effectively use tools that dont
rely on the written or spoken word.
To register, go to Train.org and choose your course:
Unified Health Communications 101 (Course ID 1010510)
This course offers for continuing education credits: CEU/CE,CHES,CME,CNE
A shorter URL for the above link:
Unified Health Communications 100 (Course ID 1010508). This course does
not offer continuing education credits.
A shorter URL for the above link:
Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Simply Put: A Guide for Creating Easy-to-Understand Materials
Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative National Institutes
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit Agency for Health Care
Quality and Research
Plain Language.gov -- Improving Communication from the Federal Government
to the Public
Culture, Language and Health Literacy
On this page:
Child Health Services
Communities of Practice
Cultural Competence/Minority Health
Maternal & Child Health
Primary Care for Underserved People
How to Apply for Health Center Program Grant Funding
Health centers are community-based organizations that serve populations
with limited access to health care. Public and private non-profit health
care organizations may apply to receive section 330 funding.
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act granted medical
malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act
(FTCA) to HRSA-supported health centers.
340B Discount Drug Pricing Program
The 340B Drug Pricing Program enables eligible federally funded grantees
and other safety net health care providers to purchase prescription
medications at significantly reduced prices.
Health Information Technology (Health IT) can improve the quality of
health care for underserved people safety net populations and strengthen
the health workforce that supports the health care safety net.
Tools and resources to help safety net providers and grantees in their
quality improvement efforts.
Opportunities for collaboration with Indian Health Service facilities and
tribal organizations to improve access to care for American Indian/Alaska
Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit
This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Womens Health and Wellness
(BFWHW) Initiative is for women who want to improve the health of their
communities. The toolkit provides 10 Building Blocksideas and tools to
help you. Each building block starts with a question to get you thinking
about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of planning a community
A Community Organization's Guide to Promoting Emotional Wellness
Information for community organizations about emotional wellness, as well
as tips and ideas for how your organization can incorporate wellness
themes into your existing programs and activities.
My Bright Futures Resources
A list of My Bright Futures resources for promoting maternal, physical and
mental health in the community.
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Healthy Tomorrows stimulates innovative community-based programs that
employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for mothers
HHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
The HHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships (The
Partnership Center) is a resource for secular and faith-based nonprofits
and community organizations seeking to increase their impact in their
communities, make the most of what HHS has to offer, and understand
federal grant opportunities and responsibilities.
National Health Service Corps
The NHSC can make your community in a Health Professional Shortage Area
healthier by helping you recruit and retain qualified health care
clinicians who care about underserved people and choose to work where they
are needed most.
Health Center Program Requirements
Program requirements for being designated as a Health Center. Health
centers are non-profit private or public entities that serve designated
medically underserved populations/areas or special medically underserved
populations comprised of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless or
residents of public housing.
Community Rural Health Resources
Find information on grants and technical assistance for health care
centers in rural communities.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Information about the Ryan White HIV/AIDS treatment programs.
Ryan White Program Testimonials
Testimonials and background on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program.
Sign up for the CAREAction Newsletter, which highlights HIV/AIDS care
issues being addressed by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and
HIV/AIDS Program Special Project
List of community-based outreach projects, funded by HRSA, targeting young
(ages 13-24) men who have sex with men (MSM) of color.
Guidelines and Standards
Resources to ensure the highest quality federally-funded health care.
Quality Improvement & Risk Management
A training module for developing and implementing risk management and
quality improvement programs.
Emergency Preparedness Plan
The Federal interagency community has developed 15 all-hazards planning
scenarios (the National Planning Scenarios or Scenarios) for use in
national, Federal, State, and local homeland security preparedness
Definition and clarification of policies and procedures that grantees
funded under Section 330 must follow.
Human Subjects Research Training
Guidance for compliance with HHS regulations for the protection of human
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General Internet & Print Resources
The Russell Conwell Learning Center Research Guide:
THE COLLEGE LEARNING CENTER
Nina Dillard's Photographs on Net-Gold
and also http://gallery.me.com/neemers1
Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
David P. Dillard
Improve Your Chances for Indoor Gardening Success
HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM
Please Ignore All Links to JIGLU
in search results for Net-Gold and related lists.
The Net-Gold relationship with JIGLU has
been terminated by JIGLU and these are dead links.