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Health Literacy Competency-Based Curriculum for Health Professionals

The APTR Competency-to-Curriculum Toolkit provided the framework for developing the Health Literacy Competency-Based Curriculum for Health Professionals. This is both a curriculum and a curriculum planning tool for health professions faculty. Faculty can follow the steps described to teach health literacy competencies identified by the Council on Linkages in the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. Faculty can also follow the steps used by this curriculum as a model to create their own health literacy competency-based curriculum. Following the steps described, faculty will identify health literacy competencies, develop learning objectives, select evaluation procedures, and use recommended teaching tools.  

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APTR/ODPHP Health Literacy Teaching Award

The 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. 

With this subaward, Professor Kurtz-Rossi developed the Health Literacy Competency-Based Curriculum for Health Professionals along with an annotated collection of health literacy recommended resources and teaching tools, and three examples of health literacy educational programs from her teaching.

Professor Kurtz-Rossi presented a webinar on health literacy and plain language materials development for CDC Public Health Fellows, and presented her work at the International Health Literacy Conference in Taiwan, and at the APTR annual meeting, Teaching Prevention 2017, in New Mexico. 

Experiences From My Health Literacy Teaching >>

Teaching Prevention 2016 Slide Presentation >> 

Health Literacy and Plain Language Materials Development Webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made it a priority to produce and use health materials that are easy to read, understand, and act upon. To support this effort, Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) offered CDC Public Health Fellows a health literacy and plain language materials development online learning opportunity. This webinar is presented by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed., Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, nationally recognized health professions educator.


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.

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