Health Literacy

Library of the Health Sciences

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcasts


Continuing Education Courses


Doak, Cecilia Conrath, Leonard G. Doak, and Jane H. Root. Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1996.

Kars, Marge, Lynda Baker, and Feleta L. Wilson. The Medical Library Association Guide to Health Literacy. Medical Library Association guides. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Osborne, Helen. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett, 2005.

Nielsen-Bohlman, Lynn, Allison M. Panzer, and David A. Kindig. Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2004.

Purcell-Gates, Victoria. Other People's Words: The Cycle of Low Literacy. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Zarcadoolas, Christina, Andrew F. Pleasant, and David S. Greer.
Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Subject Guide

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Annie Nickum
Subjects:Health, Social Work