Home Module 030 – Health Literacy and Plain Language for Home Visitors

Module Overview

Health Literacy and Plain Language for Home Visitors

Length: 2-2.5 hours
ETO: Methods and Approaches to Working with Parents

Training in health literacy and plain language is essential for home visitors. Families enrolled in home visiting programs should be able to easily understand the public health information distributed and discussed during home visits.
This training will introduce home visitors to the fundamentals of health literacy and plain language and challenges home visitors to think about the significance of it when working with families. Home visitors will learn practical steps to apply the principles and strategies of health literacy.

Objectives

By the end of this training, Home Visitors will be able to:
•Define and describe health literacy
• Understand how it applies to home visitors and the families they serve
• Recognize the consequences of limited health literacy and address barriers families face
• Apply strategies to improve health literacy
• Effectively communicate in plain language, written and spoken


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