Health Literacy and Public Health: Introduction

Description:

Course Overview

Course Quality Rating
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Course Description
The content and activities of this course demonstrate how the public’s literacy skills affect interactions with medical and public health staff.

This training:

  1. Introduces the concept of health literacy.
  2. Dispels common assumptions about people with low literacy.
  3. Presents the consequences of low health literacy.
  4. Describes public health activities with a health literacy perspective.

This course is provided by New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Professionals seeking information on how the public’s literacy skills affect interactions with medical and public health staff.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define fundamental literacy.
  2. Define health literacy.
  3. Describe how health literacy relates to public health.
  4. List the four domains of health literacy.
  5. Give an example of each of the four domains of health literacy.
  6. List some coping strategies people use to compensate for their low literacy skills.
  7. List some groups that are more likely to be less literate.
  8. List some reasons why people may have low literacy.
  9. List the consequences of low health literacy for individuals.
  10. Describe why people, regardless of literacy skills, may fail to understand health information.
  11. Give examples of how low literacy affects the essential services of public health.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Format
Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
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Duration
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Specifications
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Course Publication Date
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