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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit


Limited health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes, specifically related to poor management of chronic disease. Local Health Departments can use this toolkit to develop clear communication practices and improve public health services for all women, children, and families in their jurisdictions. This toolkit grew out of the the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which commissioned the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop and test the toolkit. 

Primary Toolkit:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Cultural Competency, Health Promotion and Health Education


Institutional Author:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality & the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.