Wednesday, May 12, 2010

POSNA Archive Grand Opening

The POSNA Archive was officially opened on Friday morning, April 16, 2010, during the Brandon Carrell Symposium.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Preserve Your Memories -- "Preservation Week" Resources from ALA

May 9 -15, 2010, is Preservation Week sponsored by ALA, the American Library Association. They have gathered numerous helpful resources into a toolkit at their site, including preserving memories, disaster recovery and tips for working with kids.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Health Literacy Toolkit from UNC and AHRQ

An excellent "Health Literacy Toolkit" has been developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The website for this self-assessment tool includes a 6 minute video and 20 informative sections or "tools" that address areas of concern. The information is relevant for both adult and pediatric patients.

The toolkit suggests that caregivers assume everyone has some difficulty in understanding health-related information. It gives tips on improving written and spoken communication. It recommends that patient families be encouraged to ask questions -- and understand the answers.

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