AHRQ’s Research Activities – Chronic disease and more

The March issue of Research Activities, a digest of research findings produced with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is now out. Among the topics covered are chronic disease (hypertenison, Hepatitis C), health care costs and financing (cost savings in ICUs with intensivits), comparative effectiveness research (bone marrow transplants for rare ediatric … Continue reading AHRQ’s Research Activities – Chronic disease and more

Toma las riendas! Live chat in Spanish Dec. 7

AHRQ's month-long effort to raise awareness of AHRQ's Spanish-language Effective Health Care Program consumer materials and health professional resources among Hispanic consumers and clinicians who serve Hispanic patients continues. On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, from 2-3:00 (ET), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a live chat with Scientific Review Officer Dr. … Continue reading Toma las riendas! Live chat in Spanish Dec. 7

DHHS Health literacy twitter chat–Today @ 2pm

Please join @healthfinder, @HealthLitMo, @HRSAgov, and others in a Twitter chat about how we can better communicate and promote prevention today, October 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST, using the hashtag: #healthlit. We hope to gather valuable insights on the challenges facing organizations and brainstorm ideas about how we can improve health literacy and better … Continue reading DHHS Health literacy twitter chat–Today @ 2pm

3rd Health Literacy Annual Research Conference

  The Health Literacy Annual Research Conference is an interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research, co-funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and other National Institutes of Health. The themes of this year's conference will be health disparites and health … Continue reading 3rd Health Literacy Annual Research Conference

New resources for cultural & linguistic competence

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has updated their Health Care Innovations Exchange.  There's a new page, Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence, that features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities. In addition, the current … Continue reading New resources for cultural & linguistic competence

Health literacy report from AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a new report, Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review.  The report updates the 2004 review of health care services use and health outcomes related to differences in health literacy level; interventions designed to improve outcomes for those with low health literacy; and identifies future … Continue reading Health literacy report from AHRQ