Health Literacy eToolkit Created through University Libraries' NIH/NLM Subaward


Friday, July 28, 2017

Current data indicates more than 1 in 2 U.S. adults have difficulty understanding basic health care information or instructions in order to actively and safely participate in their own self-care or the care of a loved one. Only 12% of U.S. adults are proficient in health literacy. Given the current data, it is critical that the next generation of health care providers be well versed in meeting the needs of their low health literate patients. Enter the Health Literacy eToolkit. The Health Literacy eToolkit equips busy faculty with teaching resources such as literature, videos and practical tools to support teaching health literacy concepts, knowledge and skills to health professions’ students.

To find the Health Literacy eToolkit, visit the Pacific University Libraries webpage, click on the Subject Guides and scroll down to the Health Literacy for IPE eToolkit. It’s also found by clicking on the Faculty and Staff tab at the bottom of the Pacific University Libraries’ webpage under Resources. Or, simply follow this link and bookmark it.

The Health Literacy for IPE  eToolkit was made possible through "Knowledge is Health: Interprofessional Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy", a NNLM PNR / University of Washington (UW) subaward (UWSC8999) to Pacific University. Developed resources reported in the eToolkit are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. For more information, contact Michele Spatz, Interprofessional Education and Outreach Coordinator, via email at: mspatz@pacificu.edu