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Health Literacy: Education

Continuing Education/Training Courses for purchase

American Medical Association's Health Literacy Kit - the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy. 

Health Literacy Leadership - This one-week Institute will directly support the work of health professionals and educators engaged in health literacy work to transform public health and healthcare delivery in the United States and across the globe. Hosted by Tufts.

Teaching Health Professionals

Strategies To Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff - Created by AHRQ, "this training program is designed to introduce pharmacists to the problem of low health literacy in patient populations and to identify the implications of this problem for the delivery of health care services."

Teaching Adult Literacy

Nationcal Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy -  These materials are guides for classroom activities that teachers can use to develop adult students’ literacy skills and knowledge of particular content

Free Continuing Education/Training Courses

Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals - Free online course from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Literacy Institute - "The foremost opportunity for diverse organizations to learn a spectrum of plain language skills to create vibrant print communications." Hosted by the University of New England.

Health Literacy & Public Health: Introduction - This course, from the New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center, introduces the concept of health literacy, dispels common assumptions about people with low literacy, presents the consequences of low health literacy, and describes public health activities with a health literacy perspective.

Professional Development for Trainers

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy -  guides for professional development activities, such as study circles, that help teachers develop their own knowledge and skills in a specific area

Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center facilitated online coursedesigned for adult education and ESOL practitioners and are led by experienced facilitators lead the classes


Health Literacy: New Field, New Opportunities - tutorial from World Education

Teach Back Method videos from the North Carolina Program on Health Literacy