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Developing Health Education Materials

This training will engage participants in hands-on learning related to the development of effective health education materials. Participants will review key concepts related to adult learning, health literacy, and culture. Participants will learn how to assess and improve the readability and suitability of health education materials. They will address the process of pretesting health education materials. The training is targeted to individuals who develop their own as well as use already-existing materials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials but there will also be samples of existing materials.

Training Objectives:

  • Describe linkage between adult learning, health literacy, culture, and effective health education materials
  • Conduct readability and suitability assessments of written health education materials
  • Identify at least two strategies to improve quality of health education materials
  • Describe methods for pretesting health education materials
  • List resources for health education materials



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