Category Archives: Teachers and Tutors

Health Literacy Podcasts

Where can I hear experts in the field of Health Literacy?

Helene Osborne’s Health Literacy Podcasts.


Health Literacy and Family Literacy Programs

I need to know how to integrate health literacy into family literacy programs.

A Guide to Easy-to-Read Health Education Materials and Web Sites for Families. Website:

Health Resources for African-Americans

I need to know about resources specifically for African-Americans.

Printable trifold brochure on health resources for African-Americans from the Mid-Continental Regional Library. Website:

Simplifying a Visit to the Doctor

I need to know what to do at the doctor’s office:

Ask Me 3 provides brochures for patients with low literacy to improve communication with their health care providers. This approach has not been shown to make a difference with patients who already are asking questions. Website:

Understanding Health Literacy

I serve adults who have low literacy skills and I would like a quick, free, online course to help me understand health literacy:

Unified Health Communication 101: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency is a free on-line learning experience. – Website:

Health Care in the U.S.

I need to know about health and health care in the United States:

A downloadable, chapter by chapter, easy to read book on finding a doctor, medicine, nutrition, chronic diseases, and staying healthy –

Creating and Accessing Health Literacy Materials

My organization needs to design and print materials for low literacy adults about employee health benefits, work safety, or health care services provided internally or in the community:

How to create and assess health literacy print materials –

Book: “Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills”

I am a health educator and I need to teach a class to students with low literacy skills:

Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills can be read and downloaded here. The book is now considered a classic text in health literacy –

Health Literacy and Older Adults

I serve older adults and I need to talk to them about their health care needs:

A quick guide to health literacy and older adults –