New Health Literacy Mini-Course

CHW Newest Vital Sign

Introduction to the Newest Vital Sign teaches health workers how to improve health literacy in about three minutes

WOBURN, MA, May 2, 2014  – Employers now have another course to address health literacy rates among their staff and clients. CHWTraining.org, a leader in training for health professionals, is now offering a new course: Introduction to The Newest Vital Sign, which begins July 15 and is now open for registration.  Employee training starts at $19.95, with discounted group pricing available.

“We are very excited about this new course based on a standard of health literacy assessment called The Newest Vital Sign,” says Monique Cuvelier, president of CHWTraining.org.  “This interactive course is a fast and easy way for an entire healthcare organization to improve the way they deliver health education materials.”

The self-guided course prepares all healthcare team members, from community health workers and patient navigators to medical interpreters and assistants, for administering The Newest Vital Sign. Students of this 45-minute course are also given a chance to practice in an interactive activity and can download take-away materials they can use on the job. Successful participants are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Introduction to The Newest Vital Sign is one of several courses CHWTraining offers that can be bundled with an LMS purchase or offered separately.

“One feature we like about this online format is employees can pause the course and resume when they’re ready,” says Cuvelier. “This makes it easy to participate when and where it is convenient for them, at their own pace.”

That means participants can be learning while they are still working in the community and immediately applying what they learn.

To register for the course visit the Introduction to the Newest Vital Sign page. Read more about our health literacy library, including courses that will help your organization improve the way it handles health information visit our course catalog.