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How can healthcare providers communicate with patients about important information without understanding a patient’s comprehension?

This CDC online course takes on question, offering three CE-accredited modules on health literacy, cultural compentency, and patients with limited English proficiency.

To learn more about these topics, check out this CDC course!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Effective Communication for Healthcare Teams. TRAIN.
Note: to access the course, registration for a free TRAIN account is required.

The May Opioid Article of the Month delves into the question of how the US news media has presented stories about opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments.

This study from Health Affairs analyzes local news reporting about OUD treatments, tracking changes in news coverage against the geographic rate of high opioid overdoses and comparing positive versus negative perspectives.

To learn more, check out the May Opioid Article of the Month!

Kennedy-Hendricks, A., Levin, J., Stone, E., McGinty, E. E., Gollust, S. E., & Barry, C. L. (2019). News Media Reporting On Medication Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder Amid The Opioid Epidemic. Health Affairs, 38(4), 643-651.

If you would like to request a copy of this article, please contact your librarian.

See past Opioid Articles of the Month here.