In It Together: Improving Health Literacy for Black MSM
The culmination of the In It Together TOT is the community training. The community training is an in-person health literacy training that is delivered to organizations that help black men living with HIV to stay healthy and manage their disease. The training is delivered by an In It Together trainer.
The training slides include speaker notes and citations to allow any organization, regardless of where it is located, to host its own health literacy training. Health professionals can download and deliver the training to their organization at any time.
The 60-minute community training is designed to help health professionals understand how limited health literacy affects the health and well-being of their clients. The training teaches health professionals to recognize indications that a client is experiencing limited health literacy, apply health literate approaches to improve communication with their clients, and identify steps their organization can take to promote health literacy and the delivery health literate HIV services.
Role playing exercises are an important part of the community training. These role playing scenarios allow participants to practice the health literacy approaches they learned, such as the Teach-back Method and Ask Me 3 ™ approach, to promote improved patient/provider communication.