Health literacy skills means having the knowledge, skills, and ability to ask relevant questions to obtain and apply information, evaluate information for credibility and quality, communicate effectively, and make critical decisions to promote one's own health and well-being and that of one's family and community.
- Health Literacy: Issue Brief
- Best Practices in Health Literacy: A Case Study
- Health Literacy: Health Information and the Internet Lesson Plan
- Health Literacy: What Is Good Health? Lesson Plan
- Health Literacy: The Cost of Smoking Integrated and Contextualized Learning Lesson
- Health Literacy: Barriers to Successful Patient-Doctor Communication Problem-Based Learning Lesson
- Health Literacy: Field Trip to a Hospital or Health Care Facility Project-Based Learning Lesson
- Health Literacy: Annotated Instructional Resources and References
- Teaching the Skills That Matter: Health Literacy in Action
This video shows the components for teaching a health literacy lesson. You'll see Christa Exter teach a health literacy lesson to Adult Basic Skills students. Christa Exter is a Math instructor at Methuen Public Schools Adult Education in Massachusetts. In the video, you'll also hear from Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, a health literacy subject matter expert and professor of Public Health/Community Medicine at Tufts University.