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Resources by Topic: Health literacy

Disparities in Knowledge of Mouth or Throat Cancer Among Rural Floridians
Describes a study based on interviews from 2009-2010 with rural Floridians about their knowledge of mouth and throat cancer (MTC), including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and about MTC generally. Resulting data is broken down by race, gender, and educational attainment, among others.
Author(s): Joseph L. Riley, III, Elizabeth A. Pomery, Virginia J. Dodd, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 294-303
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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MedlinePlus and the Challenge of Low Health Literacy: Findings From the Colonias Project
Describes the Colonias Project, a health literacy outreach project using promotoras in low-income Hispanic communities along the Texas-Mexico border.
Author(s): Cynthia A. Olney, Debra G. Warner, Greysi Reyna, Fred B. Wood, Elliot R. Siegel
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 95(1), 31-39
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
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Rural Health Literacy Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop programs to improve personal and organizational health literacy in rural communities. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Partnerships Key to COVID-19 Vaccinations in Rural and Frontier Central Idaho
Describes how a public health district in rural Idaho worked with trusted community organizations to encourage acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination and improve access.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community
Identifies evidence-based strategies communities can use to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake. For each strategy, describes the barriers it addresses and research base for the approach.
Additional links: Addendum: Rural Considerations for Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Strategies
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
Strategies for sharing accurate information on COVID-19 and addressing misinformation using evidence-based messaging.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Talking with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccination
Explains motivational interviewing as a tool healthcare professionals can use to talk with patients and families about COVID-19 vaccination. Identifies four steps to apply this approach during a patient visit.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
Toolkit to support rural community-based groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, healthcare organizations, and others to develop communication materials to promote vaccine confidence. Offers customizable templates for print ads, posters, brochures, social media posts, and an online resource guide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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How to Conduct a Rapid Community Assessment: A Guide to Understanding Your Community's Needs Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
Guide to help healthcare providers and other organizations understand the concerns of their communities related to COVID-19 vaccination and identify strategies to increase vaccination confidence. Includes sections specific to addressing vaccine confidence in rural and tribal communities.
Additional links: Addendum: Considerations for Conducting Rapid Community Assessment in Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Communities, Addendum: Considerations for Conducting Rapid Community Assessment in Tribal Communities
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rides That Save Lives Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Older People
Provides strategies and best practices to help community organizations, mobility providers, and other partners improve vaccine access for older adults. Includes information to help reach people who are homebound, who no longer drive, have a disability, or lack caregiver support. Also covers how to address concerns about vaccine safety.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona
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