Health Literacy Training and Education
Online Health Literacy Trainings
You can find many opportunities online to learn more about effective patient communication, plain language and other health literacy issues. Most of these trainings offer continuing education credits.
Looking for an in person training opportunity? Check out the Health Literacy Institute from the UNE Center for Health Policy, Planning & Research, held each summer in Freeport, Maine.
Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The purpose of this training is to educate public health professionals about limited health literacy and their role in addressing it in a public health context.
This web-based course takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You can earn a variety of continuing education credits.
Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency
This free, on-line, go-at-your-own-pace training has helped more than 4,000 health care professionals and students improve patient-provider communication. The five module course will take about 5 hours to complete. You can earn continuing education credits.