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.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Full attendance is required, and the times you log in and out will be recorded and documented. If you log in to a live webinar late or if you log out early, you may not be able to earn CEU.
Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a OccupationalTherapy.com member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.
OccupationalTherapy.com is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email email@example.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 06786. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Education and/or Research Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.