Available Until 4/27/2025

Assessing Health Materials: How to Use NLM’s Health Education Materials Assessment Tool

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu . 

Why is it important to assess health education materials? What types of health education assessment tools are available? Get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read. Then, try out the tool on your own and download the free NNLM Health Literacy Playbook, checklists and other health literacy resources.  

This class is designed for anyone who creates health education materials or selects health materials to provide to consumers. It’s also useful for anyone who wants to learn how to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read. The class is fully online and asynchronous, which means you’ll work at your own pace until you finish. Content is presented through a 90 minute tutorial and handouts. 

Class sections

  1. Why it’s important to assess health education materials
  2. What types of assessment tools are available
  3. How NLM developed its assessment tool and what the tool includes
  4. How to use NLM’s tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read

Resource URLhttps://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/assessing-health-materials

Available online thru April 27, 2025

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the benefits of assessing health education materials
  2. Briefly describe how NLM’s tool is different from other assessment tools
  3. Use NLM’s tool to assess health education materials

Agenda

This Moodle course is divided into the following sections:

Introduction - 30 mins

Tutorial content - 90 mins

  • Topic 1: Introduction - 5 mins
  • Topic 2: Assessing health education materials - 25 mins
  • Topic 3: Types of assessment tools - 25 mins
  • Topic 4: NLM's health education materials assessment tool - 30 mins
  • Topic 5: Wrap Up - 5 mins

Resources - what will you do next? - 25 mins

Wrap up - 5 mins

MLA CE Credits: 2