Presentations and Training Materials

The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership has developed a variety of training and presentations materials to help educate individuals and health care professionals about the importance of health literacy. These materials are free and available for your use.

Plain Language Campaign - NEW!!!

Plain language is one of the strategies supporting the Minnesota Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy priority of adopting and using health literacy best practices across all verbal, written and visual communication.  Plain language is all about using simple, easy-to-understand words.  It is communication that your audience can understand the first time they hear or read it.

The Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership’s Plain Language Campaign is intended to serve as a tool for a wide range of health organizations to increase the use of plain language and improve health literacy in Minnesota.

·         The campaign includes several promotional and awareness building pieces:

o   Key messages and talking points document

o   Business case for plain language

o   Promotional message

o   Social Media messaging: samples of social media messaging

o   Plain Language infographic

o   Jargon Alerts: health and insurance terms that may be confusing or misunderstood with plain language alternatives and/or descriptions

o   Crossword puzzles: highlighting medical and insurance terminology and jargon

o   Plain Language presentation: a PowerPoint presentation describing key information about plain language with resources and speaker notes

Please watch for links to materials as they become availble throughout the month of September!

Presentations

Training Materials

  • Health Literacy 101: Focusing on Clear Health Communications
    This program is designed to help educate health professionals about health literacy and includes everything you need: presentation, activities, pre- and post-tests and more.
  • Presentation
    This PowerPoint presentation includes slides, as well as speaker notes.
  • Speaker notes
    This Word document includes slides, as well as speaker notes.
  • Presentation Options Guide
    This Word document presents options for how to deliver the presentation in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
  • Presentation Activities
    These Word documents provide instructions for the various interactive activities included in the Health Literacy 101 presentation.