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

Course Summary

1. Title: Health Literacy & Public Health:
Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy

2. Keywords/Themes:

Course Description:

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.

Intended Audience: General

5. Learning Objectives:

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.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

8. CEUs Offered:

1 Category I CECH in Health Education

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and
Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours
(CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education
Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education
Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES)
to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum
advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0.

1 Contact Hour in Nursing Continuing Education

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an
Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State
Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

1 Hour in Category One Continuing Medical
Education Credit towards the AMA/PRA Physician's Recognition Award

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited
by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany
designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™
. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1 Hour in New Jersey Public Health CE Credits

This activity is sponsored by the Rutgers School of Public
Health, and has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health. This
program is designated for the participant to receive 1.0 CE credits. Approval
number: CE #14515

To receive NJPH Credits for this course, please email your certificate of
completion to Carl Donaldson,

1 Hour in Continuing Education Credits

General continuing education credits.

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: January 24, 2014