Health Communication

Our research in health communication seeks to understand how patients and healthcare providers do and don't communicate with one another - and then intervene to facilitate meaningful communication and decision making. Our faculty members are leaders in research design for multimedia messages addressing preventive health issues. The following programs develop, implement, and evaluate literacy and cross-cultural communication.

Resources

How to use a quick-release inhaler.

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How to manage asthma by controlling or avoiding common asthma triggers.

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As demonstrated in "Checking Your Blood Sugar," this diary can be used by patients to chart their glucose levels over the course of a day.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
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This is a longer version of the blood sugar diary, on which patients can write down daily glucose levels for 14 days.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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A 22-page PDF for diabetes educators.

 

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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An introduction to diabetes and its causes. 5 minutes.

Part 1 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.  

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How to check your blood sugar, by yourself and through your doctor. 6 minutes.

Part 3 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How diabetes can hurt the eyes, and how to prevent it. 3 minutes.

Part 4 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How to care for your feet and avoid diabetic foot problems. 5 minutes.

Part 5 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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What blood pressure is, how to control it, and why it's important. 4 minutes.

Part 6 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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