29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Talk it Out with your Doc (LGBT Health Literacy)

Want to know how to better interact with your doctors, nurses, and their office staff? Unsure of how to determine if your doctor’s office is a safe and accepting space? Wondering how to find a provider who is LGBT friendly? We’ll be providing information and real world examples of how to find a doctor you’re […]

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03 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

RESCHEDULED!!! ‘Talk it Out with your Doc’ rescheduled for January 18, 2014

Due to severe weather and icy road conditions we are canceling tomorrow’s Talk it OUT with your Doc meeting. We apologize for this change, but it’s a decision we had to make to keep everyone safe — and healthy. Don’t worry though. We’re moving the date to Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

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31 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Collaborate or Perish: Maybe not so far from the truth…

Collaborate! That is the clarion call heard throughout all facets of our current health care environment. From patient-doctor relationships to ACA-related federal grant applications, collaboration is recognized as economically efficient and is more and more frequently a mandated requirement for funding. As the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative convene leaders […]

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15 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Aging Americans and Health Literacy

By Marilynn J. King, a graduate research assistant with MOHEC and the Center for Health Policy. As we age, certain skills and abilities change – including physical and cognitive deterioration that can impact our health and sense of well-being. The challenges that can happen along with the aging process often find us unprepared to navigate […]

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19 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The role of clear communication in health equity

About 6 months ago, I sent a press release out to the MOHEC listserv describing the results of a study examining why black men often avoid going to the doctor. This summary started off a week long virtual dialogue highlighting the important intersection between health literacy and health disparities. For those of you who may […]

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29 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Looking at Health Equity in Missouri

A new project summary from the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) has been released, highlighting the findings from MOHEC’s 2010 research. Please see the summary at the following link: Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) 2010

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05 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VII in launching the NPA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health on Friday, April 8, 2011 will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities, a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities. The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities and the […]

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes, Update Full Title: Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review March 2011 View or download Report Structured Abstract Objectives: To update a 2004 systematic review of health care service use and health outcomes related to differences in health literacy level and interventions designed to improve these outcomes for […]

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19 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Hospital Accreditation Requirements to Advance Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

The Joint Commission released in 2010 the Hospital Accreditation Requirements to Advance Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care.  You can find more information about the new standards at the new standards at the following links: 1.  New & Revised Standards & EPs for Patient-Centered Communication 2.  Patient-Centered Communication Standards and Advancing Effective Communication, […]

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