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Activity Title/Topic

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals


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

Origination/Expiration/Renewal dates

February 10, 2014/February 10, 2016







Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, Health Educators, Health Communicators, Public Affairs Specialists, Administrators, Epidemiologists, Public health program managers




Web-based program

Program Description

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.


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

  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.

Contact Information

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D. CDC Office of the Associate Director of 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 web-based for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim 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 CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET 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) to receive up to 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.

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 0.1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-026-H05-P.

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


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, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. There was no commercial support for this activity.


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Method of Participation

You may participate in the web-based training by viewing the program information above.

To evaluate the training, receive a certificate, and be able to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to:


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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