1. Tool Evaluates Understandability of Health-Education Materials: The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool & User’s Guide

    Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide provides a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of consumer-education materials such as brochures, medical instructions, and audiovisual aids. The tool, which was prepared under contract for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, covers topics such...
  2. Resources to Educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities about the Affordable Care Act

    The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has launched Health Care for Me, their new online resource center, packed with tools and materials to help educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities about the health reform law and how they can get covered....
  3. Group Motivational Interviewing Can Help Teens Make Healthy Choices

    Group motivational interviewing is a guided therapeutic approach that helps people think about their motivations for behavior and their commitment to change. It is an excellent fit for adolescents, because it engages them about their personal experiences while eliciting ideas about how they can change and make healthy choices. The...
  4. SAMHSA Guidelines Help Media Produce Insightful Stories About Bullying

    The Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with a wide range of behavioral health and media experts, provides recommendations for media coverage of bullying. The guidelines are designed to provide journalists, members of the entertainment industry, bloggers, and...
  5. Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace Toolkit

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a training resource toolkit, developed through the Enrollment Coalitions Initiative, entitled “Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace.” This toolkit will assist organizations with outreach, education and enrollment of individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. It is composed of three...
  6. Toma las riendas (Take the reins): Campaign Helps Spanish Speakers Compare Treatment Options

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is partnering with Hispanic-serving organizations to promote the Agency’s Spanish-language resources and to encourage consumers to become more active partners in their health care. AHRQ’s easy-to-read resources help consumers understand the benefits and risks...
  7. The Game Plan — How School and Community Youth Sports Programs Can Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP

    The Game Plan — How School and Community Youth Sports Programs Can Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP provides strategies and outreach materials to help coaches ensure that children get the health coverage they need. The guide is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’...