Health Literacy Competency-Based Curriculum for Health Professionals
The curriculum development approach described in the APTR Competency-to-Curriculum Toolkit provided the framework to develop a competency-based health literacy curriculum to meet the needs of health professions faculty and students. Faculty can follow the steps described below to see how to employ suggested resources and teaching tools.
APTR/ODPHP Health Literacy Teaching Award
The 2016 APTR/ODPHP Health Literacy Teaching Award recognizes Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, for exemplary teaching of prevention and population health with a health literacy focus.
Professor Kurtz-Rossi teaches health professionals, "how to communicate in ways people can understand, and that means starting with what people know and believe and not making assumptions."
Through this subaward, Professor Kurtz-Rossi is encouraging replication of health literacy teaching practices aimed at educating multidisciplinary groups of health professions students throughout the United States, and is developing a new online Global Health Literacy Leadership Course. She also developed for APTR an annotated collection of high-quality health literacy and cultural competency recommended resources and teaching tools, and a competency-based framework for teaching health literacy to public health and health professions students.
Professor Kurtz-Rossi presented her work at the International Health Literacy Conference in Taiwan and at the APTR annual meeting, Teaching Prevention 2017, in New Mexico.
Award and project made possible with support from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Cooperative Agreement #5 ATPHP120007-03-00.