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  A Proposed "Health Literate Care Model" Would Constitute a Systems Approach to Improving Patients' Engagement in Care AHRQ 13-R032
H. Koh, C. Brach, L. Harris, M. Parchman, Health Affairs, 32(2):February 2013, 357-364. Proposes a Health Literate Care Model that would weave health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model and a measurement framework to track the impact of the new Health Literate Care Model on patient outcomes and quality of care.  
 
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  Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients AHRQ 10(11)-0094-A
This short, easy-to-read brochure gives tips that will help you be prepared before, during, and after medical appointments. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2011.  
 
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  Be Prepared for Medical Appointments Brochure AHRQ 07-0039-A
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2007, three-fold brochure. Presents a list of potential questions to be asked during a medical appointment. Users can pick and choose from the list, which is divided into nine topic areas: medications, tests, diagnoses, treatment for an illness or condition, surgery, and considerations when choosing health insurance, a clinician, a hospital, or long-term care.  
 
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  Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely, Consumer booklet AHRQ 09-0086-C
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2009, 24 pp. English/Spanish language guide provides consumers with information on blood thinner medicines, including what to expect and what to watch out for when taking them. Also available: Staying Healthy and Active with Blood Thinners, DVD (AHRQ 09-0086-DVD) and the Clinician's Kit for Educating Patients about Blood Thinners (AHRQ 09-0086).  
 
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  Cinco Recomendaciones para Recibir una Mejor Atencion Medica/ Five Steps to Safer Health Care--Fact Sheet AHRQ 04-M006
One-page color fact sheet that can be posted in an employee break room, with 5 important things to do to get safer health care (Spanish language fact sheet)  
 
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  Clinician's Kit for Educating Patients about Blood Thinners AHRQ 09-0086
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2009. This packet of information for Clinicians includes 1 copy of the Staying Healthy and Active with Blood Thinners DVD, 1 copy of the consumer booklet Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely and 25 copies of a flyer explaing how to obtain the AHRQ's Free Resources on Blood Thinners. The consumer booklet (09-0086-C) and the DVD (09-0086-DVD) included in this kit may also be ordered separately. English and Spanish language materials.  
 
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  Development and Evaluation of CAHPS Survey Items Assessing How Well Healthcare Providers Address Health Literacy AHRQ 13-R015
B.A. Weidner, C. Brach, and R.D.Hays. Medical Care, December 2012; 50(9) Suppl 2:S3-S11. The researchers developed and tested CAHPS 22 survey items for addressing health literacy and assessing how well providers communicate health information.  
 
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  Development of Items To Assess Patients' Health Literacy Experiences at Hospitals for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospital Survey AHRQ 13-R014
B.A. Weidmer, C. Brach, M.E. Slaughter and R.D. Hays. Medical Care, December 2012; 50(9) Suppl 2:S12-S21. The researchers developed and tested an Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy to supplement the CAHPS Hospital Survey to assess how well hospitals communicate health information to inpatients.  
 
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  Five Steps to Safer Health Care- Fact Sheet AHRQ 04-M005
One-page 8 x 11 color fact sheet that can be posted in an employee break room, with 5 important things to do to get safer health care (English language flyer)  
 
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  Giving Voice to the Vulnerable AHRQ 13-R026
E.M. Frentzel, J.A. Sangl, C.T. Evensen, et al. Medical Care November 2012; 50(11), suppl 3: S20-S27. Measures family members' experiences of nursing home care with results contributing to the understanding of quality of care in nursing homes.  
 
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  Men: Stay Healthy at 50+ brochure, 2014 update AHRQ 14-IP009-A
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2014, eight-panel brochure. (English version). Offers help for men over 50 years old on staying healthy, based on recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Describes screening tests, including when and how often they should be conducted; discusses preventive medicines; and offers tips for staying healthy.  
 
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  Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age brochure, 2014 update AHRQ 14-IP006-A
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2014, eight-panel brochure. (English version). Offers help for men on staying healthy, based on recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Describes screening tests, including when and how often they should be conducted; discusses preventive medicines; and offers tips for staying healthy.  
 
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  My Questions for This Visit, Notepad AHRQ 10(11)-0094-1
This notepad helps patients prioritize their questions for medical visits. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2011, 50 sheets per pad.  
 
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  Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support. AHRQ 05-0049
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2005, 22 pp. Helps patients who have been diagnosed with an illness find information and resources, and deal with the physical and emotional aspects of their diagnosis.  
 
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  Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Diagnosis. AHRQ 05-0049-1
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2005. Pocket-sized card accompanies booklet.  
 
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  Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Diagnosis. AHRQ 06-0003-1
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2005. Pocket-sized card accompanies booklet. Spanish language card  
 
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  Public Deliberation in Decisions About Health Research AHRQ 13-R039
J. Siegel, J. Heeringa, K. Carman, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, 15(1):January 2013, 56-64. Provides a brief overview of public deliberation and describes its emerging role in health and health care research.  
 
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  Questions are the Answer Poster - English Version AHRQ 07-M031-A
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Presents, May 2007, poster. A poster that presents the same 10 questions as the two-sided card, but in poster format with illustrations and a phone number to call for more information.  
 
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  Questions are the Answer Poster -- Spanish Las preguntas son la respuesta AHRQ 07-M031-B
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Presents, May 2007, poster. A Spanish language poster that presents the same 10 questions as the two-sided card, but in poster format with illustrations and a phone number to call for more information.  
 
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  Quitting Smoking--You Can Do It AHRQ 11-R013
C. Clancy, AARP Bulletin, November 2010; e-pub. AHRQ's director offers practical tips to help individuals stop smoking.  
 
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  Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, DVD AHRQ 09-0086-DVD
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, September 2009. A DVD that features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly. Users can choose to view the 10-minute video in English or Spanish. (AHRQ 09-0086-DVD)  
 
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  Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital AHRQ 10-0059-C
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, April 2010, 12 pp. English/Spanish guide provides log sheets and checklists to help patients newly discharged from the hospital keep track of appointments, medications, and questions to ask at their next medical visit.  
 
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  Toward a Systems Approach to Health Literacy AHRQ 13-R031
H. Koh, C. Baur, C. Brach, et al., Journal of Health Communications, 18:2013, 1-5. Calls for research that investigates how health care organizations can make health information and services less complex and more adaptable for everyone  
 
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  What You Need To Know About Episiotomy. AHRQ 06-0005
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, December 2005, two-sided card. Discusses the need to talk to your doctor before delivery about whether to have an episiotomy during child birth.  
 
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  Women: Stay Healthy at 50+, 2014 update AHRQ 14-IP002-A
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2014, eight-panel brochure. (English version). Offers help for women over 50 years old on staying healthy, based on recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Describes screening tests, including when and how often they should be conducted; discusses preventive medicines; and offers tips for staying healthy.  
 
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