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How to Understand and Implement Health Literacy is a Course

How to Understand and Implement Health Literacy

Started Feb 9, 2017
1.8 credits

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Full course description

Did you know that over 70 million American adults have basic or below basic health literacy skills? Limited health literacy can affect even those with strong literacy skills when faced with unfamiliar medical terms. Health literacy is a key health equity factor for individual providers and their organizations to address.

This training provides an overview of health literacy concepts, impacts, and tools for health care and public health professionals.


Public health and health care providers such as physicians, nurses, health educators, and others who interact with patients or clients.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize health literacy as a health equity issue (CHES Area of Responsibility 2.3.4, 2.3.5)
  • Describe three communication strategies you can apply in your daily work (7.1.2, 7.1.3)
  • Identify organizational-level strategies to address health literacy (7.3.6)
Continuing Education Credit

1.75 Nursing Contact Hours

2.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


This activity is co-provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Public Health Training Center, which is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

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 UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). 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.