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Tools for Teaching
These materials have been developed and used by Health Literacy Kentucky members over the past several years. We encourage you to adapt and use them with community and professionals in your area! We'd love to know about updates you make and audiences that you reach. If you have any questions, please email Liz or email Kristin, co-chairs of the Community Awareness Committee.

Presentation for Community Members
This presentation was developed as part of a grant from National Library of Medicine. In 2012, it was shared with more than 400 people at presentations across the state.

    Play to Win – You and Your Health Care Team
    Scenario scripts
    Scenarios use the following props: 2 cell phones, white medical coat, stethoscope, folder, patient handout, pill bottle, paper, pen.
    • Scenario #1 script
    • Scenario #2 script
    • Scenario #3 script
    Suggested handouts
    • Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients
      • To order, click here.
      • To order, use AHRQ Publications Order Form
    • Ask Me 3 handout
    • Be Prepared for Medical Appointments – Build Your Question List brochure
      • To order, click here.
      • To order, use AHRQ Publications Order Form
    • When it Comes to Your Medicines, It's Better to be Safe and in the Know! handout
    • Organizing Medications – A Fill-In Chart brochure
      • To order, use Journeyworks Order Form (title #5421)
    • MedlinePlus handout
Presentation for Teens Interested
in Health Care Professions

This presentation was developed with the help of students and staff at the Northwest Kentucky Area Health Education Center 2013 summer health careers camp.

    Health Literacy for Teens Interested in Health Care Professions
    Teach-Back activity
    • Imagine 4 shapes in a row
    • Cut document into 6 cards. "Health care provider" in each pair will receive 1 card to read to "patient."
    Suggested handouts
    • Health Literacy – How to Communicate so Your Patients Understand
    • Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients
      • To order, click here.
      • To order, use AHRQ Publications Order Form
    • Ask Me 3 handout
    • MedlinePlus handout
Presentation for Health Care Professionals
This presentation has been used with college students, lay health leaders, quality improvement professionals, community outreach workers, nurses, and doctors.

    Health Literacy Strategies for Health Professions and Facilities
    Teach-Back activity
    • Imagine 4 shapes in a row
    • Cut document into 6 cards. "Health care provider" in each pair will receive 1 card to read to "patient."
    Alternative Teach-Back activities
    These role plays can be used in addition to or instead of the Teach-Back activity included in the PowerPoint presentation.
    • MDs and APRNs
      • MD and APRN Teach-Back activity scenarios
        Each pair should receive a copy of 2-page document to divide once roles are decided.
    • Medicare counselors
      • Medicare counselor Teach-back activity SCENARIO A
        Each pair should receive a copy of 2-page document to divide once roles are decided.
      • Medicare counselor Teach-back activity SCENARIO B
        Each pair should receive a copy of 2-page document to divide once roles are decided.
    • Nurses and MAs
      • Nurse and MA Teach-Back activity scenarios
        Each pair should receive a copy of 2-page document to divide once roles are decided.
    • Pharmacists
      • Pharmacist Teach-Back activity scenarios
        Developed by AHRQ. Each pair should receive a copy of 3-page document to divide once roles are decided.
    Suggested handouts
    • Health Literacy – How to Communicate so Your Patients Understand
Media
    Additional handouts
    • Social Media
      • Health Literacy Month social media messaging
Other Resources
    Additional handouts
    • For adults
      • Physical Rehabilitation and You
      • Long-term Acute Care Hospitals – A Step on the Road to Recover
    • For kids
      • Fit4Fun pages
    Posters
    • 2 Easy Steps to Better Health Care
This page was last modified on January 27, 2017.
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