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. States and private foundations throughout the country (e.g., Florida, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts) have helped adult basic skills programs (including ESL/ESOL) partner with community health centers and hospitals to support health literacy and other health-related learning.

The webinar will feature experienced professionals who will discuss why and how their partnerships were created and funded and, following the webinar, will engage in a multiday discussion in LINCS Community groups (Health Literacy, Program Management, English Language Acquisition, and Reading and Writing) to explore how adult basic skills programs can develop successful local partnerships that will help adult learners improve their health literacy.

Registration is not required. To join the webinar, simply use the following link on Sept. 18 at 1PM (ET):

The conversation will continue with a special discussion in the Health Literacy Community of Practice. 

Webinar presenters include:

  • Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, Independent Literacy and Health Consultant and former Director of Massachusetts Northeast Region System for Adult Basic Education Support, and Director of the Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute
  • Michele Erikson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.

Discussion panelists include:

  • Greg Smith, Director, Florida Literacy Coalition, Florida Health Literacy Initiative
  • Alexandra Ziskind, formerly Program Associate, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition


The LINCS Team

If you require special accommodations, please contact 301-828-1526 or email by 9/13 with any special requests, and we will do our best to assist you.