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Below are links to some resources that can help providers improve health literacy among their patients:

AMA Health Literacy

The AMA’s efforts to acquaint medical students with health literacy:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/health-literacy-program.page?

NJ Health Literacy Coalition

A nonprofit organization committed to improving health outcomes and increasing the efficiency of the health care system through better communication between health care professionals and the diverse communities they serve:

http://www.njhealthliteracy.org/

United States Department of Health and Human Services

A quick guide to health literacy resources:

www.health.gov/communication/literacy/quickguide/resources.htm

Health Literacy Innovations

HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), is the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool:

http://healthliteracyinnovations.com/home

Health Literacy: A Toolkit for Communicators

Compiled by the lobbying group America’s Health Insurance Plans:

www.ahip.org/healthliteracy/toolkit

The Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals and Health Centers: Partners for Action:

Making Your Healthcare Facility Literacy-Friendly

Compiled by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy:

http://www.ncsall.net/index.php?id=1163

From the Partnership for Clear Health Communication, a coalition that serves as an information source regarding the scope and impact of health literacy in the U.S. and provides information about how to improve health communication in every provider-patient interaction.

What is Health Literacy?

http://www.npsf.org/about-us/npsf-at-a-glance/