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    AHRQ Health Literacy and Cultural Competency
    This site from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has links to resources for consumers/patients and tools and reports for health care practitioners and researchers.
    http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/hlitix.htm

    American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Health Literacy Resources
    This site has reports, information, and tools like patient tips cards for addressing health literacy in medical practice.
    www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy

    Health Communication, Health Literacy and e-Health
    This site provides access to tools, reports, and resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
    http://www.health.gov/communication/home.asp

    Health Literacy Consulting
    This consulting service provides free resources and short articles about health literacy in medical practice.
    www.healthliteracy.com

    Health Literacy Missouri (HLM)
    This statewide coalition has become a major resource for the field, through its creative in-state projects and by convening broader discussions and support for new initiatives nationwide. This site is continually updated to list a variety of useful resources, including upcoming events, new developments in the field, and an extensive searchable database of reports and materials.
    http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org/

    Health Literacy Studies
    Health Literacy Studies is located in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Health Literacy Studies site has good overview of health literacy and links to many relevant resources.
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy

    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy
    This multi-disciplinary group discusses current health literacy issues and identifies ways to promote health literacy through best practices and partnerships. This site links to past reports and meetings, and describes current activities.
    http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy.aspx

    National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
    The Health Literacy page from this site links to communication and plain language tools, training modules, and articles.
    http://www.nphic.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199:health-literacy-main&catid=337

 


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