Health Literacy Presentations

Members of the Health Literacy team at HSL have compiled the following collection of presentations on the topic of health literacy. We welcome you to use any of the presentation slides, but ask that you to credit the noted study authors and presentation creators as appropriate.

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)

Health Literacy: Outcomes and Interventions (PDF)

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)

Health Literacy and Prescriptions (PDF)

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)

Patient Experience (PDF)

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)

Health Literacy 101 (PDF)

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)

Literacy Measurement (PDF)

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)

Literacy and Adherence (PDF)

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)

Health Literacy and Child Health (PDF)

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)

Health Literacy Interventions (PDF)

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)

Practical Approaches (PDF)

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)

Systems (PDF)

Last modified: 02/05/19