Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Literacy for Health Professionals

This is an introductory course offering CHES, CPE, CME, CNE, and CPH — Free
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Time to Start

3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.

What You'll Learn

  • Define and describe public health literacy.
  • List factors that influence public health literacy.
  • Identify who is affected by public health literacy.
  • Recognize the consequences of limited public health literacy.
  • Determine who are the stakeholders in public health literacy.
  • Recognize the role of public health literacy in meeting core services.
  • Apply lessons learned to improve public health literacy.

Related Occupations

Health Educator
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Other Physician
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Link clients to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
Register and enroll clients
Deliver direct health services to clients
Meet with clients for purposes other than delivering direct health services
Perform health or environmental screenings
Ensure competent public and personal health care workforce