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AHRQ Health Literacy Modules Available for Continuing Education (CE) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit 

Physicians and nurses can earn CE credits while learning about the challenges in caring for patients with low health literacy as well as strategies to improve overall patient communication and care. OptumHealth Education is issuing continuing education credit for taking the AHRQ-developed Health Literacy Knowledge Self-Assessment. No fees are charged for the two CE activities:

1. An Updated Overview of Health Literacy
2. Improving Health Literacy by Improving Communication Skills

Pediatricians and family physicians can earn credit for re-certification (MOC Part 2) as well as CE by taking the Health Literacy Knowledge Self-Assessment through the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, respectively.

To learn about AHRQ’s tools to address health literacy, visit Health Literacy Topics at:

To find out about other free AHRQ continuing education opportunities, go to:

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The following courses are great resources for Health Professionals, Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

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