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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Health Literacy

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - A link to a curriculum guide, Strategies To Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff, developed by Kripalani S and Jacobsen KL.

National Cancer Institute - This is a link to NCI's resource, Clear and Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers.

The Rhode Island Health Literacy Project - The RIHLP web site offers many excellent resouces, including its Health Literacy Provider Toolkit.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - A link to DHHS's Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults, produced by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

CIPG Workshops and Faculty Development Programs

The 2014-2015 CIPG workshop series will begin in September. Stay tuned for more details.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 RIGEC Faculty Fellows Program.


Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.


Stay tuned for a additional programs this year!


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias