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Health Literacy Kit

Health Literacy Kit

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Barry Weiss, DO, Joanne Schwartzberg, DO
POGOe Id: 
19020
Date Posted: 
01/16/2008
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
02/28/2018
CME available CME credits available
Ok Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Abstract: 

The "Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand" educational kit is the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy. The kit includes: an instructional video, an in-depth manual for clinicians, and additional resources for education and involvement. 

Educational objectives: 

The kit will enable learners to:

  1. Define the scope of the health literacy problem
  2. Recognize health system barriers faced by patients with low literacy
  3. Implement improved methods of verbal and written communication
  4. Incorporate practical strategies to create a shame-free environment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This has been used in the home, medical school classes, and for faculty development. CME credit is available for this product. For more information, please visit: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/9913.html

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
Yes, I (we) have conflict of interest to disclose.
Conflict Description: 
Weiss received an honorarium from AMA for writing the manual. He has also received honoraria from Pfizer for work in healh lite
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:35pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:39pm
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:16am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. Barry Weiss bdweiss@u.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Barry Weiss and Dr. Joanne Schwartzberg. Health Literacy Kit. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/19020