Teaching Aids

The Teach Back Method:
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We have 2 new video examples of Teach-back

Teach back in a cardiology practice

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Teach back in a rheumatology practice

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Health Literacy Presentations

Program members have created a collection of presentations on health literacy for interested individuals. All are welcome to use the presentation slides, but we ask you to credit the noted study authors and presentation creators when necessary.

Updated Systematic Review on Literacy and Health Outcomes

This presentation provides a snapshot of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data, followed by the findings from a 2011 systematic review of the evidence on the impact of literacy on health outcomes as well as the efficacy of interventions designed to mitigate the impact.

By Stacey Sheridan
Last Updated: 7.10.12

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Health Literacy - Prescribing and Medication Management

This presentation reviews how health literacy impacts the understanding of prescription medications, and suggests ways to improve medication comprehension and adherence.

By Betsy Bryant Shilliday
Last Updated: 4.3.09

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Navigating the Health Care System: A Health Literacy Perspective Through the Eyes of Patients

This presentation gives insight into how patients navigate through each step of the medical visit.

By Ashley Hink
Last Updated: 3.26.09

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Health Literacy 101: Defining the Problem and What We Can Do About It

This presentation gives general information about the prevalence of low literacy, health outcomes associated with it, and practical interventions to decrease disparities associated with low literacy.

By Darren DeWalt and Michael Pignone
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Identifying Low Health Literacy

This presentation reviews the current methods and instruments used in research and practice to measure literacy. Validated instruments are compared and contrasted so users may assess which tool is best for their purposes.

By Darren DeWalt and Michael Pignone
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Literacy and Adherence

This presentation examines the relationship between health literacy and adherence, and describes interventions to improve adherence among individuals with low literacy.

By Michael Pignone
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Health Literacy and Child Health

This presentation reviews issues unique to health literacy in the pediatric population. It also describes the results of a systematic review of the literature that included studies about health outcomes associated with health literacy, and interventions to reduce disparities in the pediatric population.

By Darren DeWalt and Ashley Hink
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Interventions to Improve Outcomes for Low Literacy Patients: Review of the Literature

This presentation includes the methodology and results of a literature review that identified studies that tested interventions to reduce disparities associated with low literacy among adults.

By Darren DeWalt and Ashley Hink
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Addressing the Problem of Health Literacy: Practical Approaches in Practice

This presentation reviews strategies and interventions that can be implemented in practice to reduce health disparities associated with low literacy.

By Darren DeWalt and Michael Pignone
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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Systems Issues and Health Literacy: Assessing Problems and Generating Solutions

This presentation reviews health care management strategies that can assist patients with low literacy navigate health care services and systems.

By Darren DeWalt and Robb Malone
Last Updated: 12.01.08

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