Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement

Curricular Modules for Faculty

Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curricular Modules for Faculty is a set of modules to help pharmacy faculty integrate health literacy and health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and projects for PharmD students and pharmacy residents. The curricular modules can be used for lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, and experiential education. The modules consist of 17 activity guides with 4 accompanying PowerPoint® presentations. Each activity guide includes a list of further resources.


Sarah J. Shoemaker, Pharm. D., Ph.D., Abt Associates, Inc.
Leah Staub-DeLong, B.A., Abt Associates, Inc.
Melanie Wasserman, M.P.A., Ph.D., Abt Associates, Inc.
Dina Moss, MPA, AHRQ
Cindy Brach, MPP, AHRQ


Using the Curricular Modules
   Are These Modules for You?
   Adapting the Curricular Modules to Meet Your Needs
   Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards
PowerPoint® Slide Decks
Activity Guides
   Increasing Awareness of Health Literacy in Pharmacy (Guides 1-7)
   Improving Communication in Pharmacy (Guides 8-11)
   Assessing the Health Literacy Practices of Pharmacies (Guides 12-15)
   Conducting Health Literacy Quality Improvement (Guides 16-17)
Appendix I: Health Literacy QI Case Studies—Abstract
Appendix II: Relevant ACPE Standards

This document was produced under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under Contract No. 290200600011 TO5, "Assessing Organizational Responses to AHRQ's Health Literacy Pharmacy Tools."

The content of this document does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. The authors assume full responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the ideas presented.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created December 2011
Internet Citation: Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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