Course information:

Course description

Training in health literacy awareness is essential for home visitors. Families enrolled in home visiting programs should be able to easily understand the public health information distributed and discussed during home visits.

This training will introduce home visitors to the fundamentals of health literacy as well as challenge home visitors to think about the significance of it when working with families. Home visitors will learn how to recognize red flags as indicators of low health literacy. (MOD218) (May 2019)


Course Objectives:


Upon completion of this training, home visitors will be able to:

  • Define and describe health literacy
  • Understand how it applies to home visitors and the families they serve
  • Recognize the consequences of limited health literacy and address barriers families face
  • Apply strategies to improve health literacy

Instructor(s)

Online Instructional Design and Technology Specialist

Mona Scott, M.Ed.

As the Instructional Design and Technology Specialist for the Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute Mona develops technology-based instructional and informational materials and interventions applying adult learning principles. In addition to producing online content, Mona also manage the LMS, Thinkific, for our learners as well as provide reporting for continuing education credits. Other duties include website maintenance, graphic design, virtual training producing, and event planning. Contact the Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute by email at 📧[email protected] .

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