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Health Literacy

Culture, Communication, and Ethics in Healthcare

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care Website offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the the increasingly diverse U.S. population
AMA Foundation Health Literacy Program

The American Medical Association comprehensive health literacy toolkit

Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals

Free e-learning program that offers information and knowledge about cultural and linguistic competency specifically for oral health professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals A CME course from the CDC
Health Literacy Studies Harvard School of Public Health
I*CARE A program for Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Offers many free resources and CME
Implicit Association Test (IAT) UVA and Harvard researchers Project Implicit has instruments to measure differences in implicit cognition or bias.
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality and Quality Provides training and education for patient safety and quality
Program for readability in Science and Medicine (PRISM) Online training for developing readable consent forms
Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills Second Edition, Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996 - Full on-line version of a classic text in health literacy
University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Interprofessional center for the study and promotion of biomedical ethics and medical humanities. Offers Medical Center Hour and Schwartz Rounds.
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