Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals

This online course includes three lessons with video clips, case studies and assessment questions aimed at improving providers' knowledge for:

  • the health literacy of the population,
  • the consequences of poor health literacy in health care and
  • how to use this knowledge in developing appropriate health education materials and communicating effectively.

Type Course
CME Available Yes
Cost Free
Note 2014

Date of Resource 2014

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.
    • 15:   Write concise and understandable clinical and scientific information for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.
      • 15c:   Assess the challenges faced by clients with low literacy and modify the presentation of information to reduce the literacy burden.