Resources for Educators

Health literacy is an essential life skill that students will take with them and use for the rest of their lives. The North Carolina Health Literacy Council website offers educators information and tools that will help students learn to communicate more effectively with their healthcare providers, accurately read medicine labels, accurately dose medications, navigate healthcare facilities, and advocate for their rights as a patient. Incorporating health literacy into your current curriculum is easier than you may think. Let us help! Use the links below and our toolkit to get started.

Health and Literacy Special Collection: Teaching and Learning Health Literacy Skills
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/
Includes lesson plans and activities, dictionaries and glossaries, easy-to-read health information, and teacher support.

Staying Healthy: An English Learners Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living
http://www.floridaliteracy.org/literacy_resources__teacher_tutor__health_literacy.html
Developed by the Florida Literacy Coalition, the teacher’s guide includes suggestions for teaching health content, including points to emphasize, ideas on how to discuss cultural commonalities and differences regarding health care and common health related misconceptions.

 

NEWS

Local Health Literacy Coalitions Launching

The NCHLC has received funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina to help develop health literacy coalitions across the state.
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Coalitions Launch

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