For Health Practitioners

Caries Prevention Materials

Use this order form [PDF] to obtain caries prevention materials including magnets, DVDs, and posters. These materials are designed to provide evidence-based messages about preventing childhood caries, and can be used to introduce key oral health messages to parents and care-takers, as well as reinforce previous educational messages.

To order materials, please download the order form and open it in Adobe Reader. Please email Catherine Maybury at cmaybury@umd.edu if you have any issues.

Books for Children - A collection of books on oral health for children.

Tools/Toolkits

ABE Florida – Includes brochures and other materials to better understand chronic diseases.

Ask Me 3 – Patient education program to increase communication between healthcare providers and patients.

American College of Physicians – Materials to educate Patients on a variety of health topics written in an easy to understand format.

Health Literacy Toolkit by the AMA The Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand educational kit is the AMA Foundation’s primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy.

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit The toolkit offers primary care practices a way to assess their services for health literacy considerations, raise awareness of the entire staff, and work on specific areas.

NIH Plain Language: Getting Started or Brushing Up A guide for how to write effectively so readers can best understand the information presented with helpful tips for every step of the writing process.

Toolkit for Primary Care Providers Treating Refugees This toolkit provides information regarding treating refugees and what should be addressed in their health assessments.

Usability.gov Feedback on products, experiences and systems is crucial for understanding and improving their efficacy. This website provides ways for practitioners and students to best enhance the user experience with tools, resources and best practices.

We ❤ Health Literacy This weekly email newsletter includes tips and tricks on health literacy related topics, such as typography, design, plain language, and usability.

Videos

Culture, Language and Health Literacy  This video explores the importance of effective health communication and how it contributes to health equity.

General

AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center This website provides health literacy tools for pharmacists.

Harvard University’s School of Public Health – Health Literacy Studies 
This web site is for professionals in health and in education who are interested in learning about health literacy.

Medical Library Association  Contains a variety of health literacy resources for practitioners.