Communication is good for your health

THE Relationship Blog

I’m working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on their launch of a new initiative with the Ad Council to encourage clinicians and patients to engage in effective two-way communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes.

As one of the more highly trafficked Mom/Parenting sites online, we know that good health is something you take very seriously in your everyday life and that your readers probably do as well.

That’s why we would love to share with you some of the new videos (and other valuable tips and tools available here: http://www.ahrq.gov/questions) that truly delves into the importance of very open communication between clinicians and their patients.

As a mom yourself, listen to Laurri Diener, mother of 3 children, talk about how better communication with her doctor helped her to get the right diagnosis and treatment so that she could sleep more and worry less.

To help provide some context around the initiative, there is also a newly published Wall Street Journal article covering the news, here. Further, the full series of new public service videos featuring real clinicians and patients can be found, here (with embeddable links found at the AHRQHealthTV YouTube page).

I have also included the press release (attached) around the initiative launch below.  Please feel free to use any of the language contained therein.

Our goal is to promote the launch of the new AHRQ website and help get the message of patient/clinician communication out to as many people as possible.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or comments you may have on this important new initiative.

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