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HRA Partners with State on Health Care Reform Communications in CA

HRA collaborated with the California Office of the Patient Advocate and Department of Managed Health Care to educate Californians about their rights and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Date: 
Mon, 11/26/2012

HRA in the News: Israel, China and Australia

Professor Linda Neuhauser gave the keynote address at Israel's National Health Promotion conference in Jerusalem on November 7. Her presentation, "Participatory Design for Successful Health Promotion," described the value of our Health Research for Action model to co-develop programs with beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Date: 
Wed, 11/21/2012

Professor Sokal-Gutierrez's Rural Health Interventions in El Salvador and Elsewhere Gain National Attention

The PBS NewsHour recently featured a report on an oral health intervention in rural El Salvador, started by Professor Karen Sokal-Gutierrez in 2004. The model program has expanded to other countries, where volunteers promote oral health among children and families, train health workers, and donate supplies.

Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012

HRA partners with Consumer Reports to Educate Health Care Consumers

HRA and Consumer Reports are educating consumers about unnecessary medical tests and procedures. HRA is bringing health literacy and clear communication principles to the Consumer Reports “Choosing Wisely” project. The materials developed will help inform consumers’ medical decision-making. This project coincides with the recent recommendations by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and eight other medical specialty boards to reduce the use of 45 common tests, procedures, and medications.

Date: 
Thu, 04/05/2012

New Federal Rules Simplify Shopping for Health Plans: HRA helps CA Stay Ahead of the Game

New federal rules announced this week will help consumers get consistent, clear information upfront, before they buy insurance, helping them to choose the plan that best meets their needs. HRA has carefully listened to consumer needs and produced a wide variety of plain language tools

Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012

New Perspectives released on Biomonitoring: The Chemicals Within Us

Growing evidence points to chemical exposure as a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases. In the latest issue of Perspectives, environmental health and health communications experts discuss the use of best practices in health literacy to inform the public about biomonitoring, measuring chemicals in humans.

Date: 
Thu, 09/22/2011

Professor Linda Neuhauser Contributes to FDA Book on Risk Communication

Linda Neuhauser co-authored a chapter on “Readability, Comprehension, and Usability” in Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User's Guide.

Date: 
Mon, 08/15/2011

Len Syme Awarded Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship

Professor Emeritus S. Len Syme, HRA's Co-Principal Investigator, received the Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of epidemiology, at APHA's annual meeting.

Date: 
Thu, 09/02/2010

Linda Neuhauser Health Literacy News

As Pfizer Visiting Professor in Health Literacy, Linda Neuhauser will consult with an innovative coalition of Missouri organizations and universities. Dr. Neuhauser, a specialist in health communication and health literacy, will help members of the Missouri coalition develop system-wide improvements in patient communications. The coalition nominated Neuhauser through Pfizer's Medical and Academic Partnership program, which supports in-depth, clinically focused exchanges between host organizations and outside scholar-scientists.

Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010

International Healthy Aging Symposium

Sweden, the United States, and Japan were the focus of an International Symposium on Healthy Aging at UC Berkeley on September 13, 2010. Cosponsors include UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare (Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services), and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley.

Date: 
Mon, 09/13/2010

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