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Health Literacy Resources

Health Literacy Kit

The Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand educational kit is the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy.

The health literacy kit includes:

Kits can be purchased for $35 through the AMA Store or by calling (800) 621-8335. If you're calling, please mention AMA Bookstore Item #0P221007.

* VHS versions of the video are sold separately from the kit for $10. To order, visit the AMA Store or call (800) 621-8335 and mention AMA Bookstore Item #OP221407.

This 2007 version of the health literacy kit is updated from the previous version in that:

  • the instructional video is now on DVD and CD-ROM formats, rather than VHS and CD-ROM.
  • the manual for clinicians contains updated health literacy research data.
  • it includes an extra packet of tear-off pads for the patient reception area display (for a total of two pads).
  • the packaging has a slimmer and sleeker look.

Continuing Medical Education credit is no longer associated with this product

Original release date: May 2007
Date of most recent activity review: April 2009
Activity expiration date: May 2012

Disclosures for content reviewers:
Claudette Dalton, MD, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. – Nothing to disclose
Daniel Oates, MD, M.Sc., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass. – Nothing to disclose


Thank you to our supporters!

The 2007 Health Literacy kit is sponsored in part by AstraZeneca.  Health Literacy is a program of the AMA Foundation. All content has been developed and produced by AMA Medicine & Public Health.