Level 2: Advanced Health Literacy

Level 2: Advanced Health Literacy

Date(s) - 04/04/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Daniels Fund


Advanced Health Literacy: Making Health Information More Accessible

Did you know more than one-third of the US population has basic or below basic health literacy skills? The ability to understand, interpret, and process health information is known as health literacy. The Advanced Health Literacy course is designed to help patient navigators recognize patients with low health literacy and how to increase comprehension, readability, retention and apply skills to increase health outcomes.

This 1-day training is designed for patient navigators, health educators, care coordinators and others who are interested in practicing strategies to modify their written and verbal communication in order to increase patient understanding of health information. The day will be highly interactive and activity-based. Prior participation in the Patient Navigator Fundamentals Course is recommended but not required.

You will learn to:

  • Identify a variety of health education materials that are appropriate for your patients/clients.
  • Modify your verbal communication (e.g. word choice, explanations) to increase patient/client understanding of health-related information.
  • Use appropriate strategies to checking for understanding in order make sure that the patients/clients that you work understand important health information.