More than one-third of the US population has basic or below basic health literacy skills. The ability to understand, interpret, and process health information is known as health literacy. Patients need to understand health messages in order to make appropriate health decisions for themselves and family members.  The Advanced Health Literacy course is designed to help Patient Navigators recognize patients with low health literacy and how to increase comprehension, readability, retention and apply skills to increase health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

This 1-day training will be highly interactive and activity based. By the end of the training, you will be able to: 

  • Identify a variety of health education materials that are appropriate for your patients/clients. 
  • Modify your verbal communication (e.g. word choice, explanations) to increase patient/client understanding of health-related information. 
  • Use appropriate strategies to checking for understanding in order make sure that the patients/clients that you work understand important health information.

Prerequisite:  Patient Navigator Basic Fundamentals Workshop (Level 1) is strongly encouraged but not required. 

Registration Fees:
Patient Navigators INSIDE Colorado: Free
Patient Navigators OUTSIDE Colorado: Registration fee is $75.00.
If you live or work outside Colorado, your space in the course will be confirmed once payment is made. Once you receive an email confirmation, please consider your space in the course assured.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: To cancel your registration and get a refund of registration fees, you must cancel at least 7 days (1 week) before the first day of training. If you cancel with less than 7 days (1 full week) notice your registration fee will be forfeited. Refunds will be issued within 14 days of your notice of cancellation. To cancel, you must send an email to admin@patientnavigatortraining.org.