PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.
Did you know that over 70 million American adults have basic or below basic health literacy skills? Limited health literacy can affect even those with strong literacy skills when faced with unfamiliar medical terms. Health literacy is a key health equity factor for individual providers and their organizations to address.
This training provides an overview of health literacy concepts, impacts, and tools for health care and public health professionals.
Public health and health care providers such as physicians, nurses, health educators, and others who interact with patients or clients.
- Recognize health literacy as a health equity issue (CHES Area of Responsibility 2.3.4, 2.3.5)
- Describe three communication strategies you can apply in your daily work (7.1.2, 7.1.3)
- Identify organizational-level strategies to address health literacy (7.3.6)
Nickell Dixon, DrPh, MPH
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Original Sponsor Statement:
This activity is co-provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Public Health Training Center, which is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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