Online links and more for health educators and clinicians
Help for our aging parents
Ability4Life is a Canadian website with a wealth of information for caregivers of aging parents. Kathy Kastner is the founder, CEO, and knowledge transfer officer who makes it all happen. She states, “Consider me your roving reporter in the real and virtual universe of aging, always seeking ways to grow old with dignity, living life to the fullest, and as with as much joy as possible.”
The site reflects these sentiments with countless articles on topics like day to day living, safety, planning for the future, sources and resources, medicine cabinet contents, and much more.
Follow Kathy and Ability4Life at:
On the air
NIH Radio is a free 24-hour audio news service designed to provide broadcast radio stations, websites, bloggers and the public with the latest information about NIH research, press conferences, and health campaigns.
NIH Research Radio Podcasts are 25 minutes long and can also be heard via telephone. NIH Audio Reports are 1-4 minute short-form, news stories posted roughly twice a week. NIH Health Matters provides consumer-oriented 60-second stories every weekday of the month. To listen to a sample about gestational diabetes, click the audio player below.
Plain language for better outcomes
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from many different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in writing. PLAIN has a page devoted to health literacy and related links. They state, “To get the best health outcomes, health-related decisions should be based on clear and correct understanding of relevant health information and services.”
They also provide a wealth of plain language training resources and also offer seminars and online training.