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Guest Discussion: Staying Healthy for Beginners Curriculum

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our guest discussion about an exciting new curriculum, created for beginner ESOL students:

Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living

Join the Conversation in the LINCS Health Literacy Group!

Greetings Community members,

Today begins our week-long exploration into Staying Healthy for Beginners: A New ESOL Curriculum.

Don’t Miss: Next Week’s Staying Healthy Event!

Greetings LINCS Community,

A new addition to the LINCS Resource Collection (and feature in next week’s special discussion) is the Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living.

Covered in the curriculum, through engaging pictures and stories, are a variety of healthcare topics: the health care system, working with doctors and other health care providers, medicines, healthy foods, and tips for staying healthy.

Announcing a LINCS “Staying Healthy for Beginners” Special Discussion

Please join us for a discussion in the Health Literacy group on the ESOL health literacy curriculum: Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living.

[Attention]: Today Starts Our Special Health Literacy Discussion!

Greetings community members!

Today starts our week-long special discussion on improving health literacy among ESL learners. Teachers, researchers, program staff, and literacy providers are invited to join subject matter expert Julie McKinney and guest speaker Maricel Santos for a deep dive into newly released survey data: ESL Participation as a Mechanism for Advancing Health Literacy in Immigrant Communities.

Health literacy and vocabulary development through video


A recent medical study found that patients significantly increased their understanding of basic prostate cancer medical terms through watching a video. This may have some interesting implications for health literacy educators and also for teaching vocabulary in other contexts.

[Health Literacy Special Discussion]: Join Us Next Week!

The LINCS Community is pleased to announce a new special discussion. Starting next Monday, the Health Literacy group will host ESL as a Mechanism for Advancing Health Literacy, moderated by guest speaker Maricel Santos, Ed.D.

Health Literacy Update to Staying Healthy (Teacher Guide)

Dear LINCS Community members,

We are pleased to announce the addition of Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living to the LINCS Resource Collection. This publication is comprised of a teacher guide and student guide that when used together help enhance students’ understanding of health information while improving their English language and literacy skills at the same time.

Resource spotlight: Health Literacy Guidebook

This resource looks especially useful for the Health Literacy CoP, but I think also of interest to the Program Management group and the Career Pathways group. Chapter 3 is "Engaging Leadership" and Chapter 4 is "Preparing the Workforce."

Donna Brian, SME Career Pathways


Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change


Being healthy, encouraging heathy lifestyles

You likely are aware of the extensive efforts to increase our population's sense of healthy choices and wellness activities.
Julie has started a discussion to help understand our classroom practices that support health literacy and positive lifestyles.
Thought that you might like to take a look at the discussion that is starting. You can use the link below.
Teaching about health marketing


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