Health Literacy Missouri: A St. Louis based organization that provides training, assessments, plain language reviews, and offers resources. Their Health Literacy Express is a series of 30-60 minute training sessions.
JAMA Forum: Why Health Insurance Literacy Matters This article provides an analysis of a recently conducted Kaiser Family Foundation survey: “Assessing Americans’ Familiarity with Health Insurance Terms and Concepts.” The survey found that consumers understood some insurance concepts and terms, but had a greater difficulty when calculations were involved. (Levitt, Larry. Journal of American Medical Association. November 26, 2014)
Consumers’ Misunderstanding of Health Insurance (PDF) The authors surveyed Americans with Private insurance to see whether they found co-pay insurance easier to understand and use than traditional insurance, with deductibles and co-insurance. The authors concluded that consumers better understood co-pay only plans, but found only weak evidence that these plans would cause people to make different choices and lower costs. (Loewenstein, George, et al. Journal of Health Economics, June 26, 2013)
Health Literacy Implications of the Affordable Care Act (PDF) This study provides an analysis of the ACA and insights into the opportunities it presents for promoting health literacy, including in the areas of coverage expansion, equity, workforce, patient information, public health and wellness and quality. (Somers, Stephen & Mahadevan, Roopa. Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., November 2010)