These resources will help you develop health materials for patients or the general public that eliminate as many barriers to comprehension and use as possible.
Read How to Develop Health Materials
Source: Harvard School of Public Health
The site provides information, tools, and links on health literacy research, practice, and evaluation for public health topics and situations.
Learn More About Health Literacy
Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
This report showcases examples of noteworthy health literacy initiatives in
Canada. This concise, user-friendly resource can serve as a guide for health literacy practitioners or policy makers who wish to develop and implement health literacy initiatives.
See Examples of Health Literacy
Source: Canadian Public Health Agency
A warm handoff is a transfer of care between two members of the health care team, where the handoff occurs in front of the patient and family. This allows patients and families to hear what is said and engages patients and families in communication, giving them the opportunity to clarify or correct information or ask questions about their care.
Learn more about Warm Handoffs
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Designed by health literacy experts, Ask Me 3 is intended to help patients become more active members of their health care team, and provide a critical platform to improve communications between patients, families, and health care professionals.
Learn More About Ask Me 3
Source: National Patient Safety Foundation
The Always Use Teach Back! tools can be used to confirm patient understanding of care instructions by asking patients to repeat the instructions using their own words.
Learn More about Teach Back
Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Patients, families and the public are central to improving health quality.
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