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Health Literacy

AHRQ Funding Available for Research on Organizational Health Literacy

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently acknowledged Health Literacy Month with a blog post and reminder that the agency offers funding to researchers “to develop new evidence on how best to integrate organizational health literacy strategies into primary and specialty care, as well as how to spread health literacy strategies across ambulatory settings.” […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Chronic Illness Advocacy, Patient Advocates

Sneha Dave, Leading a New Generation of Engaged Patients

Last week I wrote about a case study presented in a new book from the National Academy of Sciences’ Roundtable on Health Literacy. The book presents the proceedings of a recent workshop focused on helping children, adolescents and young adults engage in their own health and healthcare. This week I want to mention a second […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Health Literacy

Developing Health Literacy Skills in Children and Youth

Developing Health Literacy Skills in Children and Youth, a new book from the National Academy of Sciences’ Roundtable on Health Literacy,* presents the proceedings of a workshop held in November 2019, just a few months before the pandemic. It I striking to think how quickly things were about to change. The lack of mention of […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Health Literacy

Medical Student Advances Multilingual Health Literacy for COVID-19

Evidence-based fact sheets  are available for free in more than 30 languages from the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project. The project is the brainchild of Pooja Chandrashekare, a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, and now reflects the work of more than 150 medical students who have helped translate evidence-based information into accessible and practical […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter


Health Literacy

National Library of Medicine Offers Medical Vocabulary Tutorial

Words matter and can be confusing, especially when they denote different things to different people or in certain contexts. “Love” means one thing on Valentine’s Day and another on the tennis court. The word “point” conjures numerous meanings—a detail, the sharp end of a pin or a finger singling out something in the distance. To […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Engaging With Numbers

The Impact of Numeracy on Patient Engagement

Editor’s note: This post, originally published in June 2018, was the third post in Trudeau’s series on how to engage patients through written materials. In February, he wrote about three pillars to creating health-literate material: purpose, audience, and input. In March, he offered two tips for writing engaging content: use question-style headings and explain technical terms […]

Health Literacy

MedStar Health in Focus: A Digital Platform for Patient Education

Editor’s Note: This week’s encore post highlights MedStar Health’s Simulation Training and Education Lab, which was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. The nomination period for the 2019 Sherman Awards  is open now […]

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Alexander Walker, PhD Alexander Walker is a senior director of learning research and design at MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, which is the educational development organization of one of the largest healthcare systems in the mid-Atlantic. He holds a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Clemson University. Early in his career, Alex engaged in research examining the effects of learning in different simulation environments on the impacts of performance and the development of motion sickness. His other research experience includes the investigation of team performance, the psychophysiological assessment of the workload and performance of individuals and teams.

Alexander Walker, PhD has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Health Literacy

Making the Business Case for Health Literacy

I looked forward to seeing the published proceedings of a one-day roundtable on health literacy held by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies in November 2017. I find the topic of health literacy compelling. As a writer, I know how challenging it is to communicate clearly about anything, never mind something as […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 98 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter


Engaging With Numbers

The Impact of Numeracy on Patient Engagement

This is the third post in my series on how to engage patients through written materials. In February, I wrote about three pillars to creating health-literate material: purpose, audience, and input. In March, I offered two tips for writing engaging content: use question-style headings and explain technical terms you cannot avoid using. Of course, there are […]

2018 Sherman Award Finalist

MedStar Health InFocus: A Digital Platform for Patient Education

Editor’s Note: MedStar Health’s Simulation Training and Education Lab was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its digital patient education program. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. In addition to selecting Sherman Award winners each year, the judges name finalists when the caliber […]

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Alexander Walker, PhD Alexander Walker is a senior director of learning research and design at MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, which is the educational development organization of one of the largest healthcare systems in the mid-Atlantic. He holds a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Clemson University. Early in his career, Alex engaged in research examining the effects of learning in different simulation environments on the impacts of performance and the development of motion sickness. His other research experience includes the investigation of team performance, the psychophysiological assessment of the workload and performance of individuals and teams.

Alexander Walker, PhD has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org