Health Literacy in Dentistry
Health Literacy Essay Contest
For more information on the contest rules, talking points, and evaluation rubric please check out the link below. The deadline to submit your essay is Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Health Literacy Essay Contest 2017
Other Health Literacy Resources
What is Health Literacy in Dentistry?
Increasing the Dental Team's Knowledge about Health Literacy
Improving the Health Literacy Environment of the Dental Office
- The health literacy environment of hospitals and health centers. Partners for action: Making your healthcare facility literacy-friendly. Rudd RE, Andersen J. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health; 2006.
- The Health Literacy Environment Activity Packet: First Impressions and Walking Interview Rudd RE. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health; 2010.
This packet focuses on four activities designed to help staff members consider the health literacy environment of their workplace.
- Agency for Health Research and Quality Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
The toolkit offers primary care practices a way to assess their services for health literacy considerations, increase patient understanding of health information and raise the awareness of the office about the use of health literacy principles.
- Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations Brach C, Keller D, Hernandez LM, Baur C, Parker R, Dreyer B, Schyve P, Lemerise AJ, Schillinger D, National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine; June 2012.
For additional information, please contact
Sharee Clough, RDH, MS Ed firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager, Preventive Health Activities
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations