The Florida Health Literacy Initiative: Helping English Language Learners to Make Healthy Choices

Poor functional health literacy is prevalent among adults and families with limited English language and literacy skills. Join us to learn about Florida Health Literacy Initiative, an award winning program that combines ESOL* instruction with contextualized health education. * ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages This session will include; 1) an introduction to the Staying Healthy, a specialized plain language guide to health care and healthy living - Student Workbook Link at http://www.floridaliteracy.org/FLCHLP/files/SE%20Files/CompleteSEBook.pdf, 2) a review of the Initiative’s grants program, sponsored by the Florida Blue Foundation 3) an overview of the New Beginnings Family Literacy Program in Flagler County Fl 4) a summary of the health and education outcomes realized by participating students Health Literacy Video shown also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I86VPfudNhg Presenters: Greg Smith, M.S. Ed, Florida Literacy Coalition Susan Warner, Flagler County Public Schools --- Gregory Smith Executive Director Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Florida's Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center 407-246-7110 Ext. 206 www.floridaliteracy.org a co-sponsored webinar between Creating Healthy Communities CoP and SERA 37 Latinos in the New South PDF of presentation can be found at http://sdrv.ms/1b4Lf3e

Created by Donna Shanklin