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Improving Health Literacy: Improving Health Communication

Provides information and resources on improving health communication.


Michigan Health Literacy Awareness Training Program

"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.” 


Videos, Podcasts, etc

Teaching Tools

Healthy Roads Media  This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats.

Healthyi I Conversation Map tools are created by Healthy Interactions in collaboration with leading healthcare/disease associations. Conversation Map tools engage people with an interactive verbal and visual, group learning experience, which can enable them to better internalize information.

All about hand washing -- sing it, watch it, draw it, color it at Henry the Hand

Literacy Videos


Advancing Health Literacy: Meeting the needs of adult learners, The National Institute of Literacy's webcast presented September 16, 2008. Ian Bennett, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education; Susan R. Levy, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D. of Rutgers University, and moderator Sandra L. Baxter, Ed.D. discussed new and emerging topics in health literacy

The Role of Health Literacy in Patient Safety, from the AHRQ Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web

Health Literacy: the missing link in patient-physician communication, AMA-MSS Subcommittee on Health Literacy. Community Service Committee.