The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.

Chunk and check can be used alongside teach back and requires you to break down information into smaller chunks throughout consultations and check for understanding along the way rather than providing all information that is to be remembered at the end of the session.

Toolkit looking at how to communicate health information so that people understand it.

A software package that will help you to check the use of plain English in reports, letters and websites.

This is a series of questions and answers examining and highlighting some of the key issues around health literacy

This is a PDF resource developed which gives an overview of several health Literacy measures outlining the strengths and limitations of each, along with where each one can be found. Although described as a HIV Clinical Resource, it could be useful to anyone wishing to get an overview of the main Health Literacy measurement tools.

A database of health literacy measures. Based in the US but has good international coverage and range.

A series of information sheets to empower communities and strengthen health systems.

The Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) is a screening instrument to assess an adult patient’s ability to read common medical words and lay terms for body parts and illnesses. It is designed to assess medical professionals in estimating a patient’s literacy level so that the appropriate level of patient education materials or oral instructions may be used. The test takes two to three minutes to administer and score.

This is a calculator which you can use to check the readability level of your own documents or texts from a website.