Monday, March 14, 2016

Use the New Pharmacy Health Literacy Tool

Does your pharmacy regularly review your printed materials to check how easy they are to read?

Are all pharmacy staff members who have direct contact with patients aware of certain behaviors that may indicate literacy problems?

This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The three parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment. Although the assessment was designed to be used in outpatient pharmacies of large, urban, public hospitals that primarily serve a minority population, it can be adapted for use in other pharmacy and non-pharmacy environments.

Check out the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Pharmacy Health Literacy Center for both technical assistance and information.

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