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Health Literacy for Interprofessional Education (IPE) eToolkit

About this eToolkit

Welcome to the Health Literacy for Interprofessional Education (IPE) eToolkit. While originally developed as a teaching resource for faculty members educating health professions students, this eToolkit has expanded its audience base. We invite current and future students, clinicians, and anyone interested in learning more about taking control of their health and health communication into this site.

Faculty members, as it is highly likely you will be preparing future practicing health professionals to care for patients who have low health literacy, much of the information is still focused toward you. The tools and resources here are selected to help your students understand the scope and impact of low health literacy on their patients' health and well-being as well as to provide them with additional knowledge, skills and best practices to help them meet their patients' needs.

This eToolkit was made possible through "Knowledge is Health: Interprofessional Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy" NN/LM PNR / University of Washington (UW) subaward (UWSC8999) to Pacific University.

Developed resources reported in this eToolkit are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Submit Your eToolkit Suggestions

Want to add something to the Health Literacy for Interprofessional Education (IPE) eToolkit? Your suggestions and ideas are welcome. Please send them to Karen Flaherty. Email: 

*original author credit to Michele Spatz