Health Literacy

Canadian Public Health Association. A Directory of Plain Language Health Resources. Ottawa: CPHA, 2000

Doak, Cecilia C., Leonard G. Doak, and Jane H. Root. Teaching Patients With Low Literacy Skills. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Co., 1996.

Free online training in health literacy from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Listen to health literacy advocate Helen Osborne’s podcast interviews with remarkable people working in this field.

A wealth of health literacy information on the US Department of Health and Human Services site, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

An online questionnaire from the Centres for Disease Control helps you to evaluate the readability of your health communications.