For over a decade, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has strived to improve health literacy by working with patients and clinicians to develop plain language health education materials. Much of our work has focused on improving colorectal cancer screening and diabetes self-management. This website contains a compilation of the materials we have developed for these topics. These materials should allow you to conduct comprehensive colorectal cancer screening (including outreach) and diabetes education (including using videos as part of group classes). Below we provide brief descriptions of the materials that are currently available. 

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We created single-page, plain language medication information sheets with content appropriately sequenced from a patient’s perspective (drug name, indication, purpose/benefit, how to take, for how long, when to call your doctor, when to stop taking and ...

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Associate Professor

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We created single-page, plain language medication information sheets with content appropriately sequenced from a patient’s perspective (drug name, indication, purpose/benefit, how to take, for how long, when to call your doctor, when to stop taking and ...

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Associate Professor

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We created single-page, plain language medication information sheets with content appropriately sequenced from a patient’s perspective (drug name, indication, purpose/benefit, how to take, for how long, when to call your doctor, when to stop taking and ...

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Associate Professor

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We created single-page, plain language medication information sheets with content appropriately sequenced from a patient’s perspective (drug name, indication, purpose/benefit, how to take, for how long, when to call your doctor, when to stop taking and ...

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Associate Professor

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Explains the options for CRC screening. Covers Stool Cards and Colonoscopy. Research Themes:  Health Communication Clinical Research Areas:  Cancer Screening Authoring Investigator(s):  David W Baker, MD/MPH Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of ...

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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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A 22-page PDF for diabetes educators.   Contains tips on how to use the videos and companion print materials, lesson plans for each module, and tips on how to work with patients in setting effective self-management goals. Research Themes:  Health ...

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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 causes blood sugar to go up and down, how to keep it within the right range, and why it's important.  5 minutes. Part 2 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it. Our diabetes modules ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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