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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Health Literacy

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - A link to a curriculum guide, Strategies To Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff, developed by Kripalani S and Jacobsen KL.

National Cancer Institute - This is a link to NCI's resource, Clear and Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers.

The Rhode Island Health Literacy Project - The RIHLP web site offers many excellent resouces, including its Health Literacy Provider Toolkit.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - A link to DHHS's Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults, produced by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Dual Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome


T.E.A.M. (Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management)


Getting Started


Brian R. Ott, M.D. Research Symposium


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias