New Health Literacy Resources

This list of new health literacy resources was posted on the BHIC Blog.

 

Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy
http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/Health/healthindex.html
The picture stories were made with overworked teachers in under-resourced programs firmly in mind.   They are deliberately simple and impersonal so that learners at all levels can connect with them.  These picture stories deal with complex health and health care system issues affecting adult ESL learners.  They are a means of bringing up the topics in English, starting at very beginning and low-literacy levels, and introducing cultural concepts and local resources.  The stories are accompanied by complete lesson plans with background info and resources, which I am in the process of updating (but they are still usable as they are). [[HealthLiteracy 5919]

On Demand Healthy Literacy Professional Development
http://ondemand.neaacademy.org/
Self-scheduled and Online
The United Health Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network have launched a new online professional-development workshop for K-12 teachers designed to enhance students’ abilities to make personally appropriate health and well-being decisions. With a fast changing health care system, students need knowledge and skills to allow them to move successfully into adulthood. By building student health literacy, educators can help to ensure that students have both. Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways that are health-enhancing.

CDC Social Media Toolkit for Health Communicators: Teen Pregnancy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a social media toolkit to support teen pregnancy prevention efforts. http://www.cdc.gov/TeenPregnancy/SocialMedia/index.htm [Region VII OMH Weekly Update https://list.nih.gov/archives/omh-region-vii.html ]

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