Lesson 4 Special Considerations

Other Health Literacy Readings and Assessment Tools

Quick Guide to Health Literacy

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A compilation of resources on health literacy, including fact sheets, strategies, and resources.

Health Literacy Measurement Tools

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, last reviewed February 2016.

AHRQ funded researchers have developed a variety of tools to measure an aspect of health literacy—individuals’ reading comprehension in a medical context. These tools are available for research, training, and program planning purposes.

“Health Literacy Toolkit Tool #16: Assess Patient Education Needs”

Indian Health Services, The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

A resource for how to assess the patient’s needs and how to meet them. It addresses barriers to learning and learning perspectives.


CDC Health Literacy Homepage

Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A resource for more information, helpful guides, local services, material development, and more regarding health literacy.


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