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Key Competencies in Health Literacy Self-Assessment
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Please indicate your degree of confidence in your knowledge & ability to apply the following principles & practices. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 I have knowledge of health literacy factors that affect health outcomes in older adults. I can apply an assessment framework to explore health literacy challenges faced by my patients or clients. I can use the teach-back method in working with patients or clients. I have knowledge of health literacy challenges that complicate the care of older adults with limited or no English language proficiency or those who are from other cultures. I can implement strategies to improve communication with older adults with limited or no English language proficiency or those from other cultures. I am knowledgeable about health literacy factors that affect familial caregiving as well as patient or client outcomes. I can effectively employ strategies to enhance understanding of caregivers and their role in patient or client care. I can work effectively with other disciplines and team members to help ensure that health literacy issues are addressed. I can assess the suitability of health education materials for the patients or clients that I serve. I can identify health system barriers that add to the risk of negative outcomes for people with low health literacy. I can apply corrective actions to prevent, detect and/or correct health system barriers. I have knowledge of key strategies for teaching students and other learners about health literacy principles. I can create educational interventions for teaching students and other learners about health literacy. 2 3 4 5

Core Area of Practice (Please rate your readiness for practice on a scale of 1-10, where 1 = not at all prepared and 10 = fully prepared). Addressing health literacy issues in the context of clinical care for older adults Working effectively with other disciplines and in teams to address health literacy issues Assessing systems of care relative to health literacy Planning and implementing strategies to improve systems of care relative to health literacy Teaching other faculty, fellows and students about health literacy Evaluating the outcomes of health literacy interventions

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