Addressing Adult Health Literacy

Assessing Adult Health Literacy

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/20 

CE program brought to you by South Carolina AHEC through AHECU.  If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

To register go to www.upstateahec.org If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50 payable you enroll at www.upstateahec.org. If you require special assistance, please contact the office at 864-349-1160.

Course Description: This course will increase participant perspectives on disparities plaguing populations with low literacy levels. Participants will gain knowledge to properly assess and modify plans of care to ensure optimal health adherence among all patients and families.

Education Level: Introductory

Instructional Method: Asynchronous online PowerPoint® lecture, Pre-Test, Post-Test and Evaluation

To pass this course you must view the lecture, complete the pre-test and evaluation and score at least 80% on the post-test.

Contact Hours: 2 contact hours; 0.2 CEU's for OT's

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists,  and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Define health literacy.

  • Identify health literacy issues in older adults.

  • Develop education material that is appropriate for older adults with health literacy issues.

    Credit Statements:

    Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

    Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists:  This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

    Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

     Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 2 contact hours. 

          ATOA Credit: This course has been approved for .2 CEUs  by AOTA. AOTA Classification.

           Category 1 Domain of OT  and  Category  2 Occupational Therapy Process

        AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given if you have accessed an online course.  You may cancel via email at bstoray@upstateahec.org  or telephone, 864-349-1160.


The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.