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

Category: 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.

Intended Audience:


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

Competencies addressed:

CEUs Offered:

CNE Credits offered until February 28, 2022. CHES, CME, and CPH credits offered until March 31, 2024.




Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts:

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements:

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Creation and/or update: March 30, 2021