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Health Literacy: Essential to Patient Care

Dr. Parnell was recently interviewed by OnCourse Learning regarding health literacy. She answered questions about health literacy, why it is…  Continue Reading »


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 »