Limited health literacy affects nine out of ten adults and impacts their capacity to fully manage their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a free, web-based course called Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals to help public health professionals understand the importance of health literacy and their role in promoting it. Public health professionals can use health literacy principles and approaches to improve epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, communications with the public, and dissemination of findings and recommendations.
The course is organized in four modules and includes knowledge checks, links to practical tools and resources, and video clips. The online course can be accessed 24/7 by any computer with internet access. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and qualifies for continuing education credit for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and health educators. The course must be completed before 9/14/2011 to receive CE credit.
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