Health Literacy & Your Health Center - Virginia Community Healthcare Association
Health Literacy CE

Health Literacy & Your Health Center

A Continuing Education Program Presented by VCHA

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoThis free, six-module CE course, teaches tools and techniques to promote health literacy compliance and patient understanding in your practice. The content was derived and modified from the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) Clinical Conversations Training Program on Health Literacy by the Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA) under a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by VCHA and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Program Format

Modules are approximately 30-60 minutes and may be completed online all at once, or at your own pace.

Registration and Pre-Evaluation Form

Prior to beginning these modules, please complete this registration and pre-evaluation survey, which should take approximately 5-10 minutes.


Module 1: Health Literacy Introduction, Definitions and Importance

Module 2: Resources for Health Literacy

Module 3: Clear Communication (NEW)

Module 4: Teach Back (coming soon!)

Module 5: Numeracy (coming soon!)

Module 6: Health Literacy and Medications (coming soon!)


NOTE: MOC credit for physicians will be reported quarterly. For questions, contact

Lead Faculty*

John WhyteJohn Whyte, MD, CMO, WebMD

John is the CMO of WebMD and a practicing primary care physician who has worked for CMS, the FDA, and Discovery Health CME.




  • David Christian, RPh, Pharmacy Director, Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
  • Joan K. Lingen, MD, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.
  • Christian Neal, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, Johnson Health Center
  • Gang Fang, Pharm. D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
  • Vladimir Markovic, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Family Medicine Hampton Roads Community Health Center
  • Leslie Hanley, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
  • Robert A. Winn, MD, Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Planning Team

  • Tracy Douglas, MS – Course Director, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Community Healthcare Association
  • Lynn Cantwell – Program Manager, Interim Director of Communications & Outreach, Virginia Community Healthcare Association
*All of the individuals involved in the planning and execution of this educational series have no financial affiliations to report.

For questions about this CE opportunity, please contact

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 6 contact hour(s) for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post-activity evaluation.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 6 hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  or ANCC contact hours) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.
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