Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Health Communication

    Title Document
    Trial Web-Based Materials PDF icon 2017_Trial_DigitalMaterials.pdf
    Person-based approach PDF icon 2015_PersonBased_Approach.pdf
    Views Digital Intervention Physical Activity PDF icon 2015_Rowsell.pdf
    Health information technology and disparities PDF icon journal.pmed_.1001852.pdf
    Ten Attributes of Health Literate Care PDF icon 2012_Brach_Attributes.pdf
    Patient-provider communication PDF icon 2013_DiabetesMedication.pdf

    Ten Attributes of Health Literate Care

    This discussion paper describes 10 attributes of health literate health care organizations, that is, health care organizations that make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health. Paper related to the activities of the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy. One of the authors, Dean Schillinger from UCSF, is a principal investigator in the Diabetes Literacy project.

    Patient-provider communication


    There is a robust body of research suggesting that effective physician communication can improve medication adherence among diabetes patients. Moving forward, we must engage patients in more meaningful ways in this dialog, particularly to understand barriers to adherence and develop shared treatment plans within the context of patients’ daily lives. Moreover, we must look to new communication media, such as email and other online services, to enhance and extend patient–provider relationships, with special attention to reducing barriers to communication for all patients.