Health Literacy & Public Health: Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy


This training:

  • Provides strategies for considering literacy when creating public health messages for the general public. Provides strategies for considering literacy in direct public health services to the public.
  • This training, second in a series, contains two sections and provides practical techniques for addressing literacy issues in spoken and written communications. Be sure to sure to complete Health Literacy & Public Health: Introduction as a good primer.


After completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • 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.