Clinical Resources: Health Literacy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers several online literacy courses for health professionals. It is recommended that the introductory course, "Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals," be taken first, and "Writing for the Public" second. The other courses can be taken in any order, depending on your interests.

  1. Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals
  2. Writing for the Public
  3. Speaking with the Public
  4. Creating Easier to Understand Lists, Charts, and Graphs
  5. Fundamentals of Communicating Health Risks
  6. Using Numbers and Explaining Risks
  7. Effective Communication for Healthcare Teams: Addressing Health Literacy, Limited English Proficiency, and Cultural Differences