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The Impact of Low Health Literacy on Health Outcomes

Past studies have shown that persons with limited health literacy skills are more likely to have chronic conditions and are less able to manage them effectively. Health literacy encompasses oral and written communication, and the ability to access and navigate throughout an organization for health care information and services. It can include the ability to follow instructions on prescription bottles, read appointment slips, ask questions about medical procedures, follow treatment plans, and comprehend consent forms and discharge instructions. Continue Reading »

Improving Health Literacy: A 3-Step Systemwide Approach

Improving health literacy across a large healthcare organization can be challenging. Your organization may already recognize that improving the health…  Continue Reading »

Health Literacy & Health Education: Learning Outside the Health Care Environment

Effective health education goes far beyond just teaching the facts about good health; it’s about empowering students to access, navigate,…  Continue Reading »

Health Literacy in an Uncertain Time

Now, more than ever, in our current political climate, there is a heightened awareness and urgent need for culturally and linguistically appropriate care.  Continue Reading »

Improve the ER Experience with Health Literacy

The Emergency Room (ER) can be a challenging experience for all patients.  However, it is even more challenging for patients…  Continue Reading »

Dr. Parnell’s Passion for Health Literacy Featured on Nurse.com

Dr. Parnell was recently interviewed by Nurse.com on Health literacy advocacy and how to discover your passion. In the interview,…  Continue Reading »

Health Literacy and the Enhanced National CLAS Standards

The enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) were…  Continue Reading »

Technology, Health Literacy and the Patient Experience Webinar

Providing a high-quality patient experience is likely central to your mission and a benchmark that you are continually trying to improve upon. A positive patient experience goes far beyond word-of-mouth reviews from patients.  Continue Reading »

Dr. Parnell Discusses Health Literacy as it Relates to the Upcoming Election

Terri Ann Parnell was recently featured on the New York Academy of Medicine blog, answering questions about why the next…  Continue Reading »

Principal & Founder of Health Literacy Partners Receives FAAN Credential

Health Literacy Partners is proud to announce that Terri Ann Parnell has officially received the FAAN credential. Fellow inductees were honored…  Continue Reading »