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Health Literacy Video

Included as part of its Health Literacy Kits, the AMA Foundation has created informational and instructional videos with case studies. The 2001 video, "Low health literacy: You can't tell by looking," features actual physicians and office staff interacting with real patients challenged by low health literacy. The 2007 video, "Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand," gives more detailed techiques and specific steps for physicians and their staff on helping patients with limited health literacy.

Physicians rated the AMA Foundation’s Health Literacy video as the most effective tool in raising awareness and sparking discussion about patients’ low health literacy skills.

Both videos can be viewed in their entirety below. The links below are hosted by the Kansas University Web site and take you off of the AMA Foundation Web site. The AMA Foundation is grateful to Kansas University for partnering with us in our efforts.

2007 Health Literacy Program Video
"Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand"
(23 minutes)

To view the video please select from the following links:

"Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand" (YouTube)

"Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand" (Kansas University server)

2001 Health Literacy Program Video
"Low health literacy: You can't tell by looking"
(18 minutes)

To view the video please select from the following links (Please note that your computer needs to have Windows Media Player v. 11 installed to view the video):

Low Health Literacy (home -- e.g. dial-up modem)

Low Health Literacy (office -- e.g. dsl, cable modem, campus or corporate network)

Download Windows Media Player v. 11.