Patient Safety Tool: Checklist for Health Literacy Materials

The ECRI Institute offers a free, downloadable checklist to help healthcare providers maintain health literacy in written, visual, audio, video and interactive materials for patients and families.

The health literacy checklist covers a wide range of categories, including word choice, sentence structure, organization, typesetting and overall design. This tool is intended to help healthcare facilities evaluate the user-friendliness of their materials.

Download the health literacy checklist (PDF) for use in your facility.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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