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 and data sharing that support innovative and collaborative public health and efforts to promote health literacy.

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

  • We provide technical assistance for health literacy promotion.

October is Health Literacy Month! 

Download the Beginnings Guides Brochure.
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Promoting Health Literacy with Information & Cool Tools from Your National Library of Medicine. Check out the Free Training page.

26 independent reviewers judge Beginnings Pregnancy Guide easy to understand and act on.
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Download of the week:
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.

Featured Content:
Quality Innovation:  Our intervention to promote 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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Organizations need culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for non-English speaking . From the Agency for Research and Quality. Click here to read more.

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