Training: Health Literacy for the Public Health Professionals

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv by Neyha Sehgal, MPH; Assistant Project Director;  Center for Community-Based Research; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA.

“To help public health professionals respond to the problem of limited health literacy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a free “Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training” program.

The purpose of this training is to educate public health professionals about limited health literacy and their role in addressing it in a public health context.

This is a web-based course and can be accessed 24/7 by any computer with Internet access. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Trainees can earn a variety of continuing education credits. You can access the training program

from: http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/registration/detailpage.asp?res_id=2074.

For a link to CDC’s and other HHS’ agencies’ health literacy sites, check out AHRQ’s Health LIteracy and Cultural Competence Resource Links at:

http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/hlitres.htm.”

Neyha Sehgal, MPH

Assistant Project Director

Center for Community-Based Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue, LW601

Boston, MA   02115

617-632-6142

http://www.viswanathlab.org/

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