Training from Organizations other than CDC

In the tabs below you will find health literacy training materials from reliable information sources outside of CDC.

Culture and Health Literacy ModulesExternal

(Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health 2011)

  • Description: This online course discusses how inequalities in health information contribute to health disparities and what communities can do to close the gap and improve health literacy.
  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: Not provided
  • Cost: Free

Health Literacy and Public HealthExternal

(Source: New York-New Jersey Public Health Training Center)

  • Description: This training introduces the concept of health literacy, provides strategies for considering literacy when creating public health messages for the general public and provides strategies for considering literacy in direct public health services to the public.
  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: This training offers 3 Category I CECH in health education; 3 contact hours in nursing continuing education; 3 hours in Category One CME
  • Cost: Free

Health Literacy WorkshopExternal

(Source: National Education Association 2001)

  • Description: This online workshop helps educators at all grade levels learn how to build health literacy across curricula areas and where to go for additional training.
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Continuing Education: Not provided
  • Cost: Free

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use trainingExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2015)

  • Description: This professional training program combines safe opioid use with pain management and health literacy. You can view a 7 minute clip that gives you a good sense of how this interactive and immersive training video helps doctors, nurses, pharmacists and patients use teach-back and shared decision making in the context of multiple story lines.
  • Length: About 1 hour
  • Continuing Education: This training offers 1 Category 1 AMA PRA credit
  • Cost: Free

Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy StrategiesExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

  • Description:  This is an eLearning course that teaches health care providers how to use health literacy strategies to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with diabetes.
  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: 1.5 CME credits; 1.3 CNE credits; .1 CEU credits; and .1 CPE credits
  • Cost: Free

Federal Plain Language GuidelinesExternal

(Source: The Plain Language Action and Information Network)

Description: These slides offer a self-study option for learning and implementing the Federal Plain Language Guidelines in your work. The five major topics covered are audience, organization, writing principles, writing for the web, and testing techniques.

  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: Not provided
  • Cost: Free

NIH Plain Language TrainingExternal

(Source: National Institutes of Health)

  • Description: The NIH offers a free plain language internet-based training that introduces you to the basics of plain language. The goal of this training is to help you learn to organize your ideas, use a clear writing style, and become a more effective communicator.
  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: Not provided. However, if you are required to complete the training, click on “Login.” If you login, you will have an opportunity to print a certificate upon completion.
  • Cost: Free

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent CareExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health)

  • Description: This is a self-directed training course for physicians and other health care professionals with a specific interest in cultural competency in the provision of care.
  • Length: Not provided
  • Continuing Education: The training offers a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 9.0 contact hours for nurse practitioners.
  • Cost: Free

Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis ResponseExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health)

  • Description: This set of courses is designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency in order to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations. This activity is designed for First Responders of disaster preparedness and crisis response including Emergency Medical Technicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.
  • Length: The estimated time to complete this activity is 9 hours.
  • Continuing Education: The Carlat CME Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9 CE Credits.  For successful completion of this activity and to obtain credit hours, the learner must review the individual modules/content and obtain a minimum passing score of 70%.
  • Cost: Free

Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health ProfessionalsExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health)

  •  Description: This e-learning program provides oral health professionals with basic knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic competency, based on the HHS Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care.
  •  Length: The estimated time to complete this activity is 6 hours.
  •  Continuing Education: Professional Learning Services (PLS) designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits. PLS has partnered with the Office of Minority Health, Department of HHS. To receive credit for this activity participants must read the online material, register on this site, complete the continuing education activity evaluation and credit request form, and score 70% or higher on the posttest.
  •  Cost: Free

Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of CaringExternal

(Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health)

  • Description: This course discusses the behaviors, attitudes, and skills that enable nurses to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
  • Length: The estimated time to complete this activity is 9.0 hours.
  • Continuing Education: This program is approved for 9.0 contact hours for nurses. For successful completion of this activity and to obtain credit hours, the learner must review the individual modules/content and obtain a minimum passing score of 70%.
  • Cost: Free

Below you will find curricula and materials not only to help low literacy individuals, but also to help train and educate adults about health, communicating with healthcare professionals, and finding reliable information sources.;

Adult Education Teaching and Training Materials for HealthExternal

(Source: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy 2007)

These materials are designed for adult education teachers and professional development staff. Teaching materials are guides for classroom activities that teachers can use to develop adult students’ literacy skills and knowledge of particular content. Training materials are guides for professional development activities, such as study circles, that help teachers develop their own knowledge and skills in a specific area.

An English as a Second Language Health and Wellness CurriculumExternal

(Source: Expecting the best 2009)

Expecting the Best is a program that teaches adults with limited English proficiency about health and wellness through English as a Second Language classes. The program is designed to improve health literacy, functional literacy, and communication skills. It is also expected to strengthen students’ ability to seek health care and make sound health-related decisions.

Health Literacy on WheelsExternal

(Source: University of Georgia’s Center for Health and Risk Communication: A National Institute on Aging funded project)

Health Literacy on Wheels is a program that advances interactive health literacy skills in older adults by partnering with Meals on Wheels programs. The toolkit provides materials for implementing the program, including health literacy coach training, videos demonstrating good interactive health literacy skills, print materials such a brochure, notepad, and calendar, as well as an evaluation form.

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for TrainersExternal

(Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging 2013)

These training materials are designed to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features three websites from the National Institutes of Health — NIHSeniorHealth.govExternal, MedlinePlus.govExternal and Go4LifeExternal. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.

Staying Healthy Curriculum for English Learners and Adult Learners’ Handbooks on Women’s Health and Coping with StressExternal

(Source: Florida Literacy Coalition 2010)

Staying Healthy is a curriculum written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for high beginning/low intermediate level ESOL learners and above.

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation ToolkitExternal

(Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging 2014)

Description: The toolkit (slides, speaker notes, and handouts) is for a senior center administrator, nurse, or another intermediary to lead a 45-minute interactive session that builds older adults’ capacity for navigating the healthcare system. The kit includes practical tips to make the most of medical visits, including how to get ready for an appointment, share health concerns, and make collaborative decisions about care. It’s evidence-based and repurposed from the popular booklet on doctor-patient communication.

World Education Health Literacy Curricula CollectionExternal

(Source: World Education)

World Education has collected links to many health literacy curricula for a variety of learners and learning objectives. Two sections include links to curricula for teaching health literacy skills to adult learners and the general public. A third section includes training for literacy and health professionals to better address health literacy in their settings.

The SHARE ApproachExternal

(Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2015)

  • Description: The SHARE approach is a five-step process for shared decision making. Health professionals can sign up for a webinar or in-person workshop or use the online materials.
  • Length: Workshop is 1 day, and webinar is 1.5 hours
  • Continuing Education: Free continuing education for multiple professions
  • Cost: Free

Making Informed Consent an Informed ChoiceExternal

  • Description: AHRQ has developed two new continuing education activities to improve the informed consent process, one for hospital executives and the other for health care professionals.
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Continuing Education: 2 CEUs
  • Cost: Free for multiple professions

 

Page last reviewed: September 1, 2015