What is teach-back?

Teach-back is a simple yet effective communication tool used to check understanding.

The key concepts are…

Teach-back Key Concepts
Teach-back Key Concepts

Why use teach-back?

Using teach-back makes a difference because it allows you to check if someone understands you.
This can help people to better self-manage their health and may lead to improved health outcomes.

This learning module will provide you with information and skills around the use of teach-back.
Videos and other learning tools are used to show how teach-back is used in different health settings.

Or explore the additional resources below

Use this teach-back module in your organisation

Are you interested in using this module within your organisation?

Does your organisation run its own Learning Management System (LMS)?
Did you know that you can now install your own version of this Teachback module within your LMS!

(a sliding scale of fees apply)

Teach-back videos

The videos from the online learning module plus trigger questions for use in face-to-face training

Teach-back presentation

This Powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the teach-back approach

Health literacy resources

Additional health literacy resources

Teach-back in practice

How to make teach-back part of routine practice

Supporting evidence

Recent research that shows the benefits of using teach-back in health care settings

Evaluating teach-back

How do we know it is working?

Interested in seeing teach-back from a consumer’s perspective?

See checkback.org to learn more

Interested in seeing teach-back from a consumer’s perspective?

See www.checkback.org to learn more