Health Care Providers and Systems

Health care providers are a community’s gateway to many health services. Providers and health care systems are also trusted sources of information for many people. The resources on this page can help health care providers and systems recognize and respond to patients’ information and communication needs. The resources may also help other individuals and organizations identify common interests and opportunities to work with health care providers and health services organizations.

Health Care Providers and Clinicians

  • Patient Engagement and Educationexternal icon(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ] 2020)
    This web page lists and describes AHRQ resources to help health care professionals educate their patients and involve patients in their care.

Health Care Systems and Facilities

  • Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkitexternal icon (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2010)
    This toolkit can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

Pharmacies and Pharmacists

Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Toolexternal icon (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2007).
This tool is designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences: objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients.


Page last reviewed: September 7, 2021