The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has identified that the majority of adults do not have proficient health literacy to understand health information, with some subgroups more adversely impacted than others. The status of health literacy in the U.S., and evidence-based strategies to ensure that information and services match individuals' capacity to understand and use them, are discussed in this course.
Course created on March 21, 2023
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Foundational Knowledge, 06786; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1004108; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the status of health literacy in the U.S.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three improvements they can make to written materials to enhance clients' ability to understand them.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three strategies they will use to improve health literacy in their next client interaction.
|5-20 Minutes||Status of U.S. health literacy|
|20-30 Minutes||Use of a universal precautions approach to health literacy|
|30-40 Minutes||Strategies for improving written and numeracy information|
|40-50 Minutes||Integrating cultural information|
|50-55 Minutes||How does your facility promote health literacy?|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow
Lissa Power-deFur is Professor Emeritus at Longwood University, where she was instrumental in establishing the graduate SLP program and has served as program director, chair, and interim dean. She has worked as a clinician in multiple clinical settings and as a special education administrator. She is an active volunteer for the profession – serving on various committees and boards at both the state and national levels.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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