Quick Guide to Health Literacy

The Quick Guide for Health Literacy is a resource that aims to support the creation of user-friendly materials for improved health literacy. It includes:

  • A basic overview of key health literacy concepts
  • Techniques for improving health literacy through communication, navigation, knowledge-building, and advocacy
  • Examples of health literacy best practices
  • Suggestions for addressing health literacy in your organization

Type Website
CME Available No
Cost Free

Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
      • 14a:   Identify factors that affect the learning process such as intellectual ability, emotional state, socioeconomic factors, physical abilities, religious and cultural beliefs, motivation, language and educational background.
      • 14e:   Communicate both orally and in writing using a style and method that is clear and unambiguous.
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
      • 15a:   Develop written educational materials tailored to the intended audience.
      • 15c:   Assess the challenges faced by clients with low literacy and modify the presentation of information to reduce the literacy burden.
    • 16:   Effectively give a presentation on genetics, genomics and genetic counseling issues.
      • 16c:   Present using a delivery style that results in effective communication to the intended audience that is clear and unambiguous.