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Health Literacy: What are the unique challenges in Correctional Ed?

Hi Everyone,

We are having a discussion over in the Health Literacy Group about teaching health literacy in ABE and ESOL programs. We would love to have you all join us in this discussion!

Health Literacy is the ability to...

ELLs and the Culture of Healthcare in the US

I see that there is a nice discussion going on about the role of culture in the ESOL classroom! We have been having a discussion on the health literacy list about health literacy in ESOL intruction. In that context, we have been talking about a different kind of cultural situation: that of the US health care system, and how that meshes (or doesn't!) with the culture of healthcare from a person's home country.

Introduction to Health Literacy in ABE/ESOL Instruction

Science Group Members:  many of you approach the teaching of science with issues of health.  I think you would appreciate the new guest discussion in the Heath Literacy discussion group:  Introduction to Health Literacy in ABE/ESOL Instruction.  Just go to the Health Literacy Group to check it out!

Susan Cowles

The Financial Mysteries of Health Insurance

Does anyone know of any materials made for adult learners that address the finances of health insurance? Next month, the Affordable Care Act will kick in. States will be asking a lot of people with low literacy skills to sign up for ihealth insurance, and to choose between different plans. 

Thanks in advance!

ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit Now Available Online

I am happy to announce that the Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit is now available at http://www.valrc.org/toolkit/index.html.  The Toolkit is published by the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center and draws on adult ESOL and healthcare social work knowledge and perspectives.  This comprehensive new resource for adult ESOL educators and others interested in health care communication with English language learners contains:

The Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit is now online!

I am happy to announce that the Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit is now available at http://www.valrc.org/toolkit/index.html.  The Toolkit is published by the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center and draws on adult ESOL and healthcare social work knowledge and perspectives.  This comprehensive new resource for adult ESOL educators and others interested in health care communication with English language learners contains:

Health Literacy Curriculum with Assessment

I am the Health Literacy Coordinator at the Florida Literacy Coalition. We host the Florida Health Literacy Initiative in partnership with Florida Blue. Part of the initiative includes a pre and post assessment to gauge an increase in health literacy among students. Our grantees predomenantly use Staying Healthy because it is comprehensive and comes with a pre/post test, but a few grantees work with different levels of ESOL students and are interested in using a book better suited for lower and higher levels. 

ESOL health literacy resources

Ideas to Incorporate Health Literacy Guest Discussions into the Disabilities Group

Hi group members,

We have a wonderful opportunity to incorporate health literacy guest discussions into our Disability group. I plan to share some specific ideas with the Health Literacy Community Group SME, Julie McKInney.

Now, I want to ask our members to do some additional brainstorming and suggest ideas for Health Literacy guest discussion topics.  

Health Literacy Conference, April 9-11, 2014 in Austria-Carinthia

Hello,

Take a look at the conference offerings!

For more info, go to http://www.fh-kaernten.at/gesundheit-soziales/bachelor/gesundheits-und-pflegemanagement/healthliteracy2014.html

(Carinthia University of Apllied Science, I teach there)

Sorry, I found no english version!

 

 

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