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Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals

Program Description

The purpose of this web-based training program is to educate health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. The course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, scenario-based interactions, video clips, and a post-test to engage learners. The course includes an evaluation, glossary, and resource list.

Course Information

Activity Number: WB2364

Activity Title/Topic: Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals

Origination: February 10, 2014

Expiration: February 10, 2018

Renewal dates: February 10, 2016

Prerequisites: None

Format: Web-based program

Hardware/Software: Computer-Internet

Materials: None

Fees: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define and describe public health literacy.
  2. List factors that influence public health literacy.
  3. Identify who is affected by public health literacy.
  4. Recognize the consequences of limited public health literacy.
  5. Determine who are the stakeholders in public health literacy.
  6. Recognize the role of public health literacy in meeting core public health services.
  7. Apply lessons learned to improve public health literacy.

Faculty/Credentials

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Health Literacy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, Health Educators, Health Communicators, Public Affairs Specialists, Health Care Administrators, Epidemiologists, Public Health Program Managers, Community Health Workers, and Health Department Staff

Contact Information

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., Office of the Associate Director for Communication (404) 498-6411.

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Designated for Non-Physicians

Non-physicians may receive a certificate of participation.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

ACPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive .1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-16-079-H05-P.

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Support/Funding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts,and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.

To receive Continuing Education (CE)

Complete the activity

Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

Pass the posttest at 75% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

Fees

No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

 
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