Health Literacy: Adult Education

Activity Title: Health Literacy: Adult Education

Release Date: July 1, 2021
Expiration Date: July 1, 2023

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors

Statement of Need

This training provides adult educators the strategies and tools to incorporate health information into lesson plans for adult education. It includes an introduction to health literacy, research-based adult education strategies to improve communication skills and health literacy, and sample lesson plans. This information provides a guide to creating health-related lessons tailored to the needs of the targeted adult learner population.

Learning objectives 
  • Use methods that promote learning and positive behavior change. 
  • Identify problems and resources to encourage and help clients solve problems themselves.
  • Understand social determinants of health and health disparities.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is State Certified for 2.0 credits for community health workers and community health workers' instructors.

CHW Competencies covered 
  • Knowledge Base - 1.0 hour
  • Teaching Skills - 0.5 hour
  • Capacity-Building Skills - 0.5 hour


Teresa Wagner Faculty picture  Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
  Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences
  University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, School of Health Professions
  Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
  Fellow and Project Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities



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