Below you will find curricula and materials not only to help low literacy individuals, but also to help train and educate adults about health, communicating with healthcare professionals, and finding reliable information sources.;
(Source: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy 2007)
These materials are designed for adult education teachers and professional development staff. Teaching materials are guides for classroom activities that teachers can use to develop adult students' literacy skills and knowledge of particular content. Training materials are guides for professional development activities, such as study circles, that help teachers develop their own knowledge and skills in a specific area.
(Source: Expecting the best 2009)
Expecting the Best is a program that teaches adults with limited English proficiency about health and wellness through English as a Second Language classes. The program is designed to improve health literacy, functional literacy, and communication skills. It is also expected to strengthen students' ability to seek health care and make sound health-related decisions.
(Source: University of Georgia’s Center for Health and Risk Communication: A National Institute on Aging funded project)
Health Literacy on Wheels is a program that advances interactive health literacy skills in older adults by partnering with Meals on Wheels programs. The toolkit provides materials for implementing the program, including health literacy coach training, videos demonstrating good interactive health literacy skills, print materials such a brochure, notepad, and calendar, as well as an evaluation form.
(Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging 2013)
These training materials are designed to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features three websites from the National Institutes of Health — NIHSeniorHealth.gov, MedlinePlus.gov and Go4Life®. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.
Staying Healthy Curriculum for English Learners and Adult Learners' Handbooks on Women's Health and Coping with Stress
(Source: Florida Literacy Coalition 2010)
Staying Healthy is a curriculum written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for high beginning/low intermediate level ESOL learners and above.
(Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging 2014)
Description: The toolkit (slides, speaker notes, and handouts) is for a senior center administrator, nurse, or another intermediary to lead a 45-minute interactive session that builds older adults' capacity for navigating the healthcare system. The kit includes practical tips to make the most of medical visits, including how to get ready for an appointment, share health concerns, and make collaborative decisions about care. It's evidence-based and repurposed from the popular booklet on doctor-patient communication.
(Source: World Education)
World Education has collected links to many health literacy curricula for a variety of learners and learning objectives. Two sections include links to curricula for teaching health literacy skills to adult learners and the general public. A third section includes training for literacy and health professionals to better address health literacy in their settings.