English for Health: Developing and Promoting Health Literacy Partnerships

Overview of the Webinar:

Through a blend of instruction and experiential learning in a healthcare setting, adult ESL students in Literacy Network’s award winning English for Health program learn how to access and use healthcare. 

Best suited to participants that work with adult literacy and ESL students, this presentation will provide an in-depth description of the replicable 12-week course that provides adult English language learners hands-on practice to improve their English language ability, knowledge of healthcare practices and their efficacy in making and communicating good decisions regarding their health care.   

Attendees will learn how the program prepares adult language learners to:
  • Navigate the health care system
  • Communicate with health care staff and providers
  • Read prescription labels
  • Adopt healthy habits.
Literacy Network staff will also share how the program has successfully united area health care providers and community members with low health literacy through class presentations and the program’s innovative mock clinic.

Participants will learn:

  1. Why health literacy is vital to health outcomes.
  2. How to develop partnerships for health.
  3. How to use the English for Health framework to implement health literacy classes for adult English language learners. 
  4. How the English for Health program has proven beneficial to not only adults with limited health literacy but also to the healthcare systems and professionals involved. 

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Created by Donna Shanklin