Health Literacy: What are the unique challenges in Correctional Ed?
Submitted by Julie McKinney on November 14, 2013 - 11:58pm
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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...
- find health information,
- understand it,
- evaluate what it means in your life,
- communicate with others about your or your community's health, and
- use the information you get to take action that improves your health.
I can see that each step of this model would pose a unique challenge in correctional settings!
Our guest speaker spans the worlds of ABE/ESOL and social work, and can understand these challenges through years of experience in both of these roles. She is sharing some very practical resources for addressing health literacy in a variety of settings through the lens of ESOL. We would love to hear your thoughts, your challenges, and your needs for ideas and resources to help you to address health literacy in your setting!
Please go to the Health Literacy Group and click on "Join". Just stay for next week to hear what we're talking about and add your 2 cents.
Here is the direct link to the discussion:
Hope to "see" you there!