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Funding for Geragogy


Hello Health Literacy Colleagues,

You may or, as in my case, may not know that Geragogy "involves the principles of older adult learning theory. Factors affecting learning can be physical functions such as vision, hearing, and mobility.11,12"  

From this article, "Health Literacy and the Older Adult" in the Clinical Advisor, I learned many things, including:

Where do adults -- and adult learners -- get their health information?

Hello Health Literacy Colleagues,

This article from the American Council on Science and Health "Health Literacy - Understanding the Physician's Explanations Are A Big Problem" may be of interest.

Two things in the article that caught my attention:

Health Literacy Outloud


Due to the interest in several  LINCS conversations about podcasts in the classrooms, and how podcasts can improve literacy, I wanted to take a moment and apply that information to our Health Literacy Community of Practice.

Looking for Teachers to Share their Health Literacy Stories with the Field!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Fall! It's always bittersweet to see Summer end, but Fall is often an exciting new beginning, especially for those who teach and learn! 

Call for Best Practice Papers on ABE and Health Literacy

Hi Everyone,
Please check out this unique opportunity for Adult Educators to share their experiences by submitting a paper to the Health Literacy Research and Practice Journal. Note the word "practice" in the title. This journal welcomes papers about practices in the classroom, opinions, stories and many other formats besides traditional research papers. The Journal is doing a special issue on ABE, and of you're interested in sharing your work, please consider submitting! 

Please Don't Eat Laundry Pods and Other Useful Information


Last Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) tweeted a very simple statement: Please don’t eat laundry pods.

Health Literacy Resource for ESL

I discovered this reosurce for health literach and ESL learners. I invite you to explore this content and identify how you may consider using it with students. Is this someting you can replicate at your own program? 

October is Health Literacy Month

How are you celebrating Health Literacy Month? I invite you to check out this link about Health Literacy and share some ideas about how you have, or will, integrate Health Literacy Month in your classroom.  There is also a LINCS Resource designed to help you develop integrated lessons. 

Health Literacy Partnerships Special Event

On September 18 at 1PM (ET), join How Adult Basic Skills Programs Can Build – and Obtain Funding for – Local Partnerships, a webinar with the LINCS Community Health Literacy micro group to help adult learners improve their health literacy.


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