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Publications

Publications - Books   

Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action http://www.amazon.com/Advancing-Health-Literacy-Framework-Understanding/dp/0787984337

  • Addresses health literacy from a public health perspective
  • Provides history and theoretical foundations, case studies
  • Presents guidelines and techniques
  • Publication date: June 16, 2006

 

Health Literacy from A-Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health http://www.amazon.com/Health-Literacy-Practical-Ways-Communicate/dp/0763745502
  • Intended for the Health Care Professional
  • Provides principles and strategies for improving provider care
  • Publication Date: August 2004

 

  • Presents research and practice that affect health literacy
  • Makes recommendations to improve the issue of health literacy
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2004

 

Understanding Health Literacy: Implications for Medicine and Public Health http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Health-Literacy-Implications-Medicine/dp/1579476309
  • Intended for Health Professionals for improving patient care and communications
  • Publication date: December 2004

 

Health Literacy Special Collection - Research Books http://www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/research_books.htm
  • Provides links to additonal reference and research sources
  • Last updated: June 1, 2009

Publications - Online and Downloadable 

Healthy People 2010 http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/

  • Provides a set of national health objectives
  • Free downloadable files on a range of health literacy topics
  • Last updated: no date

 

  • Provides information on twelve main focus areas
  • Includes downloadable information
  • Last updated: December 17, 2009

 

  • From the Harvard School of Public Health
  • See also  research findings, policy, and  practice for more publications on this topic
  • Last updated: May 13, 2010

 

  • Provides a list of easy-to-read materials already available
  • Some include an interactive tutorial
  • Some are available in Spanish 
  • Many may be ordered in print format
  • Last updated: no date

 

  • Provides groupings of subjects that are intended for the health care consumer 
  • Each link provides a list of relevant links on  topics from various government agencies
  • From the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Last updated: no date

 

  • Intended for health care professionals
  • Organized just like consumer publications mentioned above
  • From the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Last updated: no date   

 

Health Literacy Special Collection - additional resources http://www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/research.htm
  • Provides links to additonal reference and research sources
  • Last updated: June 1, 2009

 

  • Provides links to materials in other languages
  • Listed by language
  • From the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Last updated: no date

 

Table of Contents to Quick Guide to Health Literacy http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/quickguide/default.htm
  • Provided by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • May be read online or downloaded in pdf format
  • Provides great information about health literacy, health literacy outcomes, strategies and additional resources. 
  • If you want to get a good overview on the topic this is a great place to begin.
  • Last updated: no date

 

  • Intended for those that may design sites about health literacy
  • It can be read online or downloaded in pdf forma
  • Six strategies are discussed and then broken down into very manageable pieces
  • Provided by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Last updated: 2010

 

Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice http://www.ncsall.net/fileadmin/resources/fob/2008/fob_9b.pdf
  • This issue focuses on "Health and Literacy Partnerships"
  • Eleven articles address the topic and include different perspectives
  • Publication date: September 2008

 

Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice http://www.ncsall.net/fileadmin/resources/fob/2002/fob_5c.pdf
  • This issue focuses on "Literacy and Health"
  • Eleven articles address the topic and include different perspectives
  • Publication date: February 2002 

 

The Health Literacy of America's Adults http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006483
  • Provides results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  • From the National Center for Educational Statistics
  • Assessed Literacy based on four performance levels
  • Reports findings on relationships of health literacy to other variables
  • Publication date: September 6, 2006