Every time you talk with a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, use the Ask Me 3 questions to better understand your health. Review this helpful checklist before you visit your doctor.
Review Date: September 15, 2010
Partnership for Clear Health Communication
AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., offers easy-to-understand advice column for consumers about health literacy and overcoming challenges understanding difficult health terms and issues.
Review Date: June 13, 2011
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Part of the NIH mission is to reach all Americans with health information they can use, and to communicate in a way that helps people to easily understand research results. Read about the Plain Language Act of 2010, and find tips you can use to improve communcation.
Review Date: August 30, 2011
NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Who said it? When did they say it? How did they know? This tool will help you think critically about the quality of health information found on web sites, in handouts and booklets, and more.
Review Date: December 23, 2012
The special words doctors and nurses use can be hard to understand. Find tips on how to understand many health words.
Review Date: July 14, 2014
Medical Library Association