IRB Training – Trainee

Thank you for your interest in taking this health literacy training.

Below are the training materials. This training can be self-led, or facilitated by someone at your organization.

The three steps of the self-led training will take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.

Health Literacy Training Resources for HRPP and IRB Members and Staff

The recommended process is to review the health literacy video, then complete the Teach Back Questions.

The video can be viewed below or at this link.

After watching the introductory Health Literacy in Clinical Research video, answer the following Teach Back Questions to re-enforce key takeaways.

  1. What are 3 concepts that are included under the umbrella of health literacy?
  2. What are at 2 factors that can lower a person’s health literacy level?
  3. What are 5 reasons why health literacy is important in the context of clinical research?
  4. What are 4 ways health literacy can be applied throughout the clinical research life cycle?

Finally, we have created the Before and After Example Exercise to show you how health literacy can be integrated into patient-facing research materials. This will also give you a chance to practice what you’ve learned.

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