Health Literacy

The following are resources that can be used by PA educators to teach PA students how to improve patient care for individuals with low health literacy.


Videos & Toolkits

Articles & Publications

Journal of Physician Assistant Education


  • North Carolina Program on Health Literacy Website (funded by AHQR). This site has numerous resources for teaching, including VIDEOS on the Teach-Back method, presentations, literary assessment tools, etc.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Health Literacy. This site provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. These resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health.
  • Plain Language.Gov. The Plain Language Action and Information Network ._. is a group of federal employees from many different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. Their topic page on Health Literacy is full of resources.

CME Resources & Online Courses