Tools and Resources

This page includes only a few of the many resources that we have curated for our members. To access all resources, become an HCEA Member.



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 Illustrations And Images For Patient Education

Videos For Patient Education

Health Related Mobile Sites And Apps

  • Journey Boards (pediatric patient education) - free apps from Phoenix Children's Hospital that encourage families of a sick child to engage in conversations, including teach-back with the health care team. Topics include: hospital stay, surgery, cancer, asthma (English and Spanish), tube feeding, peritoneal dialysis, bones, and transplant.
  • Kincare– a free cloud based app designed to provide help in caring for yourself and your loved ones. Kincare provides various functions necessary for orchestrating home health care, including but not limited to scheduling, medication, communication, vitals tracking and coordinates care/ health coordination.
  • MediSafe– free pill reminder app that includes a picture of the pill the person is scheduled to take. It can also send alerts to a family member for missed doses.

Literacy Assessment Tools For Written Materials

  • PMAT - Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool. An instrument to assess the understandability and actionability of print and audiovisual patient education materials.

Culture And Languages

Health Literacy

Patient And Family-Centered Care And Engagement

Health On The Internet

Patient Education

  • Evidence Based Leadership Council - The EBLC is a collaborative effort to help you find, adopt and implement evidence-based health promotion programs. This site is a centralized hub for communities, senior centers, and others seeking to learn more about innovative programs proven to help people manage and improve their health and well being. 2018
  • Self-Management Resource Center - The evidence-based self management programs previously offered by Stanford Patient Education Research Center. Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. Our programs help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.
  • Improving the patient experience through a "commit to sit" service excellent initiative - Research based article on how to improve patient satisfaction scores by sitting and making eye contact when teaching. Lidgett, Cari D. Patient Experience Journal. 2016.

Quality Improvement

Professional Development:
Patient Education And Health Literacy

Developing Materials



NOTE: Always check applicable copyright/permission information before using of any these resources. Some of these sites offer free images, videos and apps and some are fee-based; some are "print only" (not able to be copied or saved); some require written permission before using/adapting; some are protected under copyright laws and some are available in the public domain. HCEA does not endorse or recommend any of the companies, persons, websites, resources, or other products included in the Tools and Resources section. Please see our guidelines for details on how HCEA selects resources to list here.