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Health Literacy and Plain Language for Health
Resources to help you create linguistically and culturally appropriate materials.
Medical Library Association This guide, hosted by the Medical Library Association (MLA), discusses how to find and evaluate health-related websites on the Internet. it also provides a list of health websites recommended by the MLA.
National Human Genome Research Institute Created by the National Human Genome Research Institute, this website offers tips for finding scientific and medical literature through the Internet. It includes a list of Internet resources used for locating scientific and medical literature.
Brach, C., Keller, D., Hernandez, L. M., Baur, C., Dreyer, B., Schyve, P., ... & Schillinger, D. (2012). Ten attributes of health literate health care organizations. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Tervalon, M., & Murray-Garcia, J. (1998). Cultural humility versus cultural competence: a critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes in multicultural education. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 9(2), 117-125.
Includes health literacy from a variety of disciplines relating to older adults including OT, radiographic imaging, speech, and hearing. Includes sections on understanding medications and treatments, prosthetic devices, healthy living for older adults, and cultural competencies.