This free, 90-minute workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that can assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.
This workshop is open to UMB faculty, staff, and students periodically during each semester. Click here to register.
The purpose of this tutorial is to assist the learner to analyze the reading ability of a target audience and to evaluate existing, develop new, or modify current materials appropriate for the target audience. This tutorial will guide the learner through the steps in the process of developing appropriate materials and provides links to outside resources.
This is a web-based plain language tutorial created for research professionals, including scientists, research staff, IRB administrators, or communications staff. It covers background information on health literacy and readability, plain language strategies and examples specific to research, and interactive editing examples and exercises.
This course explains health literacy and people's numeracy skills, their comprehension of numerical and risk expressions, and techniques to present numbers and state risk in a clear and understandable way.
A set of modules to help pharmacy faculty integrate health literacy and health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and projects for PharmD students and pharmacy residents. The curricular modules can be used for lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, and experiential education.
This interprofessional, Coursera course will help educate a variety of health professionals about health literacy efforts and improved communication skills. It requires active participation in creating health literate interactions at various organizational levels. This course will provide the opportunity to reinforce existing opportunities to work together as a multidisciplinary team.
The first and second sections are for teaching health literacy skills to adult learners and the general public. The third section includes training for literacy and health professionals to better address health literacy in their settings.
The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.
The primer identifies resources for teaching students and practicing health professionals how to: put into practice effective cross-cultural communication skills; deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services to diverse populations; and develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.