Monday, May 08, 2006

Free online guide to Family Health and Literacy

This guide is designed to help integrate health and literacy education in family literacy programs. It contains easy-to-read health materials and websites for family literacy teachers, health educators and practitioners who work with low literate parents. The resources listed can help teach health to families with lower literacy skills and are free online. There are listings of easy-to-read health information, lesson plans and teaching activities, online activities to use in class and activities and games for parents and children to do together. It also discusses how to integrate health and literacy education, how to get started and engage adult learners, and how to build connections between literacy programs and local health services.

To access the Family Health and Literacy online please visit:

This guideline is a PDF that only will open with Adobe Reader 7. If you don’t have Adobe Reader 7 you can download it via the above address.

Hard copies are also available free of charge for a limited time: please