Center for Health Literacy Promotion - Action research for effective use of health info & services
The Center for Health Literacy Promotion is a research organization dedicated to enabling adults to use health information and services in ways that promote health.

  • We lead action research, data sharing, and analyses that support innovative and collaborative public health and clinical efforts to promote functional health literacy.

  • We develop, test, publish and continuously improve health education content, materials and curricula for our programs and for clients.

  • We provide and technical assistance for health literacy promotion

What's New
Print the NEW Beginnings Guides Brochure.
To download click here.

Webinar: Health Literacy in Context - A Non-Clinical Framework for Research and Intervention. To view slides click here. To listen access archived webinar click here.

SAM Guide to selecting or producing health education materials that work This 36 page guide to selecting and producing health education materials that work for a particular audience uses the SAM Suitability Assessment of Materials with examples from the Beginnings Pregnancy Guide. The SAM synthesizes mounds of research on adult learning to rate materials on 21 factors known to affect comprehension and usability of information. It produces a a score that is useful for comparing materials under consideration and for evaluating information under development.  Click here to download.

Download of the week:
This project assesses the relationship of maternal health literacy and maternal depression, and their impacts on utilization of adult and child health services and delivery of home visitation services.

Featured Content:
Quality Innovation:  Our intervention to promote health literacy through home visitation profiled at AHRQ Innovation Exchange. Beginnings Guides: a tool to improve quality and reduce disparities. Innovation Profile: Reflective Approach to Improve Health Literacy 

CHLP is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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Health plans need culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for non-English speaking patients. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Click here to read more.

Medline Plus-Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

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