Trainings

Trainings

Health Literacy and Public Health: Introduction

URL 1: https://phtc-online.org/learning/?courseId=16

URL 2: https://phtc-online.org/learning/?courseId=17

Date Developed: Unknown. Source: New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation

This self-paced online course 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.

The second part of this online course 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.

Learning Objectives

• Define fundamental literacy.

• Define health literacy.

• Describe how health literacy relates to public health.

• List the four domains of health literacy.

• Give an example of each of the four domains of health literacy.

• List some coping strategies people use to compensate for their low literacy skills.

• List some groups that are more likely to be less literate.

• List some reasons why people may have low literacy.

• List the consequences of low health literacy for individuals.

• Describe why people, regardless of literacy skills, may fail to understand health information.

• Give examples of how low literacy affects the essential services of public health.

• List seven barriers to good communication in public health.

• Provide an example for each barrier.

• List seven techniques to improve health communication.

• Define plain language.

• Describe three communication strategies you can apply in your daily work.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.