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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit


The Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit is designed to help adult and pediatric practices ensure that systems are in place to promote better understanding of health issues by all patients, regardless of their level of health literacy. The toolkit is divided into manageable chunks so that its implementation can fit into the busy day of a practice. It contains the following:
  • Quick start guide
  • Path to improvement (6 steps to take to implement the toolkit)
  • 20 tools (2 to 5 pages each)
  • Appendices (more than 25 resources such as sample forms, PowerPoint presentations, and worksheets)
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


University of North Carolina

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 04/2010
  • Original Summary: 04/2010
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Last updated: October 09, 2013.