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The first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. President Obama wrote an op-ed in La Opinion and El Diario La Prensa today that highlights the website and the importance of health reform to the Latino community.

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has recently posted 10 NEW health brochures on their website. All the brochures are available for download free of charge. The topics covered in this new batch of brochures are as follows: Violence in the Home, Health Insurance and Medicaid, Living with Disabilities in the US, Personal and Home Hygiene, Dental Care and Hygiene, Healthy Pregnancy, Keeping Your Baby Healthy, Watching Your Child Grow, Common Respiratory Infections (Bronchitis, Influenza, and Pneumonia) and Asthma. These brochures are a great tool to help fill in communication gaps between the service provider and the client. All brochures are written at a 5th grade reading level and are culturally appropriate. This batch of brochures are available in Arabic, Vietnamese, English, Burmese, Karen, Swahili, French, Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Farsi, Kirundi, Bosnian and Russian.


Contains tools for improving health literacy, government resources, and reports and research on health literacy issues.
This is a one-page Word document containing information on how to assess the usability of written health materials for adults with low literacy. The document lists questions to ask regarding Grade Level; Relevance; and Interest and Design of written health materials. This document is adapted from materials created by the Canadian Public Health Association, National Literacy and Health Program.
The Quick Guide to Health Literacy including fact sheets and strategies to increase the usability of health information.
Health literacy incorporates a range of abilities: to read, comprehend, and analyze information; decode instructions, symbols, charts, and diagrams; weigh risks and benefits; and, ultimately, make decisions and take action.