Family health – week 8 discussion

This week’s content will focus on health literacy which is a common barrier towards achieving optimal health care. Please review the following information from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39A9oU-gOOA and Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion – Patients

  1. What are your initial thoughts after viewing these videos?

Please also review the following information from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/index.html

Evaluate these tools to discover ways that will help reduce the barriers that hinder healthcare literacy.

2. What are some strategies you can incorporate in everyday practice to assist with health literacy?