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  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Curriculum
    This comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for adult literacy addresses prevention and detection of breast and cervical cancer through a participatory and action-oriented process. It includes teacher support materials for addressing sensitive health issues.
    http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/heal/

    Eating Well, Living Well: Nutrition Education for Adult ESL Programs
    This site has downloadable lessons that address nutrition education for adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students. An online, webcast-based training demonstrates how to use the lessons.
    http://www.sdcoe.net/eatingwell/

    EL Civics Health Curriculum
    This 10-unit, multi-level adult literacy curriculum focuses on developing civics awareness and participation with regard to health, illness, and health care for English language (EL) learners.
    http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs
    /esl/docs/health/Health_Curriculum.pdf

    :: Home Page: http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs/esl

    The El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
    This six-lesson curriculum introduces teaching health in literacy classes and addresses the topics of diabetes, household hazards, nutrition, breast health, menopause and lead poisoning.
    http://www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/elpaso/

    ESL Podcasts
    Designed for English-as-a-second language (ESL) learners, these podcasts have audio information and dialogs about a variety of topics, including health and medicine. There is a small fee to register. Teacher support materials available.
    http://www.eslpod.com/website/

    Expecting the Best
    This health and wellness curriculum for English-as-a-second-language students is designed to improve health literacy and functional literacy, and enhance English communication skills.
    http://www.expectingthebest.org/

    Fairfax County, Virginia, Adult & Community Education (ACE)
    High Intermediate and Advanced EL Civics Curriculum

    Designed for high intermediate ESL classes, this curriculum includes a health module that addresses preventive care, the healthy community, health insurance, communicating with health care providers, and examining medical conditions.
    http://valrc.org/content/esol/ELCivics/index.htm

    The Fairfax County Family Literacy Curriculum
    Designed for multi-level English-for-speakers-of-other-languages (ESOL) family literacy classes, this curriculum includes a health module that addresses talking with doctors, using medicine, and coping with stress.
    http://valrc.org/content/esol/famlitcurric/

    Health Education Literacy Program
    The Health Education Literacy Program (HELP), a project of the New York City Poison Control Center in collaboration with Literacy Partners, promotes information about medicine safety to adults wth limited literacy skills.
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/poison/poison2.shtml

    H.E.L.P. (Health Education Literacy Program) Curriculum
    The Institute for Healthcare Advancement's (IHA) curriculum includes an easy-to-read, self-help health book, What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick, and a teacher's guide, Teaching Reading and Health Together.
    http://www.iha4health.org/index.cfm/MenuItemID/232.htm

    Medicines in My Home
    This interactive site includes lessons, handouts and resources for teaching 6thýÿ8th graders and adults about reading medicine labels and using medicines correctly.
    http://www.fda.gov/medsinmyhome/

    Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy
    This eight-lesson curriculum uses picture stories to address health literacy issues. Each lesson includes teaching points and can be adapted to any level.
    http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/Health/healthindex.html

    Project SHINE: ESL Health Units
    Designed for older immigrants and refugees learning ESL, these five units include 15 detailed lessons. The materials are usable with learners of all ages who want to improve their English and communicate more effectively in healthcare settings.
    http://projectshine.org/resources/health-literacy-curriculum

    Queens Library: A Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Learners
    Written for a library-based class to improve English language skills in the context of learning about health, this curriculum can be used in ESOL classes as well. The curriculum has 20 units with lesson plans, worksheets and mp3s.
    http://www.queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?page_nm=ALP_English_Health

    Research-based Health Literacy Materials: Beginning ABE/ESL Level
    Research-based Health Literacy Materials: Intermediate ABE/ESL Level
    These teaching materials meet the need of adults to enhance their literacy skills as well as their need to navigate the health care system and begin to achieve better health care for themselves and their families. These materials integrate literacy skills and practice with pertinent health information.
    http://lincs.ed.gov/health/health

  • Staying Healthy: An English Learner's Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living
    A publication of the Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc., this easy-to-read health book is written for new immigrants and English language learners. It includes basic information about health issues and health care access. Teacher's guide available.
    http://www.floridaliteracy.org/
    literacy_resources__teacher_tutor__health_literacy.html

    The Tobacco and Literacy Education Project
    Three health literacy lessons designed for ABE/GED instruction provide compelling information about the hazards of tobacco use while teaching basic literacy skills. Each lesson comes complete with lesson overview, multiple learning activities, teacher notes, and answer keys.
    http://tobaccoliteracy.jsi.com/

    TV411
    This multimedia adult education curriculum is aimed at giving adult learners basic skills in reading, writing, and math that they can use to keep themselves healthy. Each unit includes a 30-minute video episode and an instructional workbook with activities and support materials to use with the episode.
    http://www.tv411.org

    We Can! Energize Our Families: Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers
    This curriculum includes fun, hands-on activities to help parents and caregivers address physical activity and calorie balance in an effort to encourage healthy weights for children.
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/
    heart/obesity/wecan_mats/parent_curr.htm

    :: Home Page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public
    /heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm

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