Educational resources that relate to the improvement of health on an individual, population, or community basis.
Heath education resources serve as potential evidence of knowledge translation to patients and the community. They serve as preventive strategies that go beyond scientific translation by informing patients and community members of health benefits and risks through audience-targeted delivery and execution.
Advice from authors on searching for information:
Health and patient education materials are authored by many groups, cover a variety of health topics and are available in electronic and/or print format. Some states have catalogs or clearinghouses to search for education materials that span from youth and preventative to patient and elderly education materials. Organizations such as the American Medical Association, American School Health Association, American Diabetes Association, and CDC have education materials on their websites. Self-reported or administrative data may be required to connect specific research findings to content noted in patient education materials. When searching publication databases such as PubMed and the National Library Medicine Catalog, search for “patient education handout” [Publication Type].
Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:
Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:
Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation. Depending on health topic (health education outside of educating youth), data may be more difficult to find.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator: