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Recommended Resources in Health Literacy

Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations

Proposed attributes of a health literacy organization and what organizations can do to reduce health literacy barriers.
Source: Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy, 2012 


Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change

Strategies to help organizations move toward becoming a health literate organization.
Source: UnityPointHealth, 2012 


Health Literacy Care Model

A visual and interactive component that links health literacy universal precautions to a Chronic Care Model.
Source: US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 


Health Literacy Intervention and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review 

Review of health outcomes related to low health literacy level and interventions designed to improve health outcomes for those experiencing low health literacy.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2011 


Health Literacy: The Solid Facts

Offers a population-based perspective and presents action steps for how public health and other sectors can strengthen health literacy.
Sources: World Health Organization, 2013 

Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable

Website with information and resources for learning about and taking action to improve health literacy and public health, includes tools for materials development, organizational improvement, national action, and more. 
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

National Center for Cultural Competency (NCCC) 
A leader in the field of cultural and linguistic competency and health disparities. See "Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Competence into Health Promotion Training" video for teaching and training ideas.
Source: Georgetown University

Prescription to End Confusion

Seminal document that presents growing evidence documenting health literacy barriers to health information and services. Recognizes the need to promote a health literate society and provides examples for action.
Source: Institute of Medicine 2004


Think Cultural Health

Website developed and maintained to advance health equity. Offers fundamentals on the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and other professional development resources and materials.
Source: US Office of Minority Health



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