of possible interest:Howard L. Koch et al. "Proposed ‘Health Literate Care Model’ Would Constitute A Systems Approach To Improving Patients’ Engagement In Care". Health Affairs 2013 February;(32)2 Thank you,Judith Weiner Mills, AHIP, MLIS, MS NCNMLG President Source: AHRQ Feb. 7, 2013Article Integrates Health Literacy into the Care Model A roadmap for integrating health literacy strategies into the Care Model has been proposed by HHS Assistant Secretary Howard Koh, and his co-authors, AHRQ’s Cindy Brach, Linda Harris of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Michael Parchman of the MacColl Center for Healthcare Innovation. The “Health Literate Care Model” blends tools from AHRQ’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit with the Care Model. It infuses health literacy into all aspects of planning and operations, including self-management support, delivery system design, shared decision-making support, clinical information systems to track and plan patient care, and helping patients access community resources. You can find "A Proposed ‘Health Literate Care Model’ Would Constitute A Systems Approach To Improving Patients’ Engagement In Care" in the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs. You can access the abstract at:http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/2/357.abstract. To download a copy of the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/literacy/. AHRQ Health Literacy Leader Tells Her StoryAs part of the Health Literacy Archive Project: Documenting Pioneers and Champions, the University of Maryland’s Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy is featuring AHRQ’s Cindy Brach as their first ever Health Literacy Pioneer of the Month. You can access a brief article and an interview about Cindy's health literacy journey at:http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu/the-health-literacy-archive-project-documenting-pioneers-and-champions/.