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Health Literacy: A Guide

Online books, reports, journals and websites about creating and using patient education materials.

ACP Health Literacy Video

The Teachback Method

Use “teach back” when giving  instructions

  1. Limit information to 2-3 key messages
  2. Avoid medical jargon
  3. Use commonly understood words
  4. Use drawings, models or devices to demonstrate points (watch MedlinePlus videos)
  5. Encourage patients to ask questions

Teach Back Method video

The following videos are  from NC Health Literacy and explain the 'Teach Back' method which emphasizes having patients tell you what they are supposed to do in order to check their level of comprehension.

Evaluating Health Information


Use the Search Box to find the page on EVALUATING ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION.

Locate the boxes, Basics, Learn More, and Multimedia and cool tools. Note the sources and types of information (i.e. Spanish)

Low literacy: Return to home page, locate Easy To Read button, locate any topic and observe the types of material available (tutorial, in Spanish)

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Health Literacy Training 2015-2016

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