HEALTH LITERACY training
Health LIteracy Training
The Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition (PAHLC) can help you and your organization reach your health literacy goals! PAHLC training is intended to help client and patient-facing organizations put health literacy into action within their field of focus. Our approach to training focuses on what you need to know and do to identify and address the most pressing health literacy issues facing your organization, patients, and clients. It’s our hope that after each training, participants have a clear understanding of how they can empower themselves and those they serve, impact change at individual and system levels, and unite with other health literacy advocates to create a culture of health literacy across Pennsylvania. We strive to make our training opportunities accessible to any Pennsylvania-based group, regardless of budget.
Health Literacy Basics
Definitions, skills, situational factors, health literacy and health equity
Teach back, plain language, active listening, universal precautions, motivational interviewing
Materials design, development, assessment, and review
Research & Evidence Base
Health literacy’s effects on health and health care
Approaches & Frameworks
Cultural humility, social determinants of health, screening considerations, organizational change
Special Topics in Health Literacy
Health insurance literacy, language access, numeracy and risk communication, navigation and wayfinding
To request or schedule training, please fill out the form below. The PAHLC team typically needs at least 8 weeks to prepare a health literacy training tailored to your specific health literacy needs; however, we will try to accommodate shorter timelines if necessary and you can select an alternative date below using the date/time selection field.