Welcome! This guide focuses on resources for training, evaluation, and writing for those who teach and advocate for health literacy. It also provides sources of information on quantitative health literacy research and methods. [Take a look at the "Numeracy" page.] For information on improving health communication, please see our other guide.
As a whole, Improving Health Literacy is a great source of information for the health professional who wants to improve communication with patients and others and/or teach themselves or other health professionals about health literacy and clear communication.
[However, do keep in mind that:
- The guide is a work-in-progress.
- New links are added several times a week.
- Organizational changes are driven by new discoveries.]
Please become an active participant in the effort to improve health communication by helping us improve this site. Use the comments capability to add your thoughts and criticism. You can help make this a better resource.
Michigan Health Literacy Awareness Training Program (MHLATP)
"This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.”