- Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers, Medical Professionals
- Format: Self-paced
- Price: Free
- Length: 1 hour
- Competencies: Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency
- Learning Level: Awareness
- Supplemental materials: none
About this course
Numbers can be hard for people to understand and apply, especially when related to public health and health care decision making. The concept of risk is particularly abstract and difficult to grasp. Numbers can pose a significant roadblock for people. For example, those with chronic diseases must use numbers to monitor their health on a daily bases. As health professionals, it is important to have the skills needed to assist people with numbers, especially people with basic and below basic numeracy and health literacy skills. This webinar offers tips and strategies health professionals can use to communicate about numbers and help people better manage and improve their health.
What you'll learn
After completing the training, you will be able to...
- Define numeracy and how it impacts health and healthcare
- Outline 10 tips to help adults use numbers for self-care and community health
- Consider risk communication strategies to help people make health related decisions
Subject Matter Experts
Sue Stableford, MPH, MSB
UNE Health Literacy Institute
Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Director
Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute
Enrollment and Contact Hours
Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.
The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.
|For a Certificate of Completion
|To Audit (No Certificate)
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