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Background and Data
This page provides an overview defining health literacy in terms of prevalence, scope, and impact.
This hour-long video offers an overview of the history of health literacy research and the current status of the field.
This page provides broadly scoped guidance for addressing health literacy concerns. The tools included address all intervention levels, from individual communication to systems-level change
This toolkit introduces Teach-Back as a communication technique and includes an interactive learning module.
The first of two plain language alternative resources listed here, this page provides a mini-dictionary of alternatives to jargon-filled language commonly used in public health, with detailed examples.
The second of two plain language alternative resources listed here, this page provides a searchable index of alternatives to jargon-filled or scientific language commonly used in medicine
This paper is a seminal work categorizing the essential attributes that contribute to a health literate organization.
This packet offers a set of activities designed for staff to evaluate the organizational environment with a patient-centered perspective in mind.
Developed as a tool in a collaborative project addressing the Ten Attributes of a Health Literate Organization, this assessment assists organizations in evaluating health literacy culture and environment within the organizations. Organizations score themselves on groups of attributes and can refer to the Delivering Health Literate Care: A quick reference guide, or to the links provided in the assessment scoring key, to find resources for improvement.
Developed as part of a collaborative project aimed at addressing the Ten Attributes of a Health Literate Organization, this electronic version of a kardex toolkit offers quick reference tools related to health literacy to front-line healthcare staff.
This comprehensive guidebook offers techniques for creating a health literate environment. The guide addresses all intervention levels, from individual interaction to systems-level change.