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Health Literacy Curriculum Resources

 Staying Healthy for Beginners: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living (Teacher's Guide), is a curriculum that seeks to enhance students' understanding of health information, while at the same time improving their English language and literacy skills. The resource is a beginner’s addition to the original Staying Healthy: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living. Go to

The Staying Healthy Student Resource Book is at

Queens Library Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Learners, written for a library-based class to improve English language skills in the context of learning about health, at

Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit was created by a hospital social worker and ESOL educator, to offer explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and address the health literacy challenges faced by adult English language learners in U.S. health care at

Your Health: The Science Inside, a booklet to be used to help students build important health literacy skills at

Small Steps to Health and Wealth™, a program designed to motivate consumers to implement behavior change strategies that simultaneously improve their health and personal finances, at Provides Health Information

Are you familiar with at

It's the National Institutes of Health's award-winning website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, provides reliable information about conditions, diseases and healthy living. is available in Spanish, too at


“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme is "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" is a great reminder to eat healthy. Ideas to demonstrate the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits, find a toolkit, handouts, tip sheets, and interactive quizzed and games, go to

Check out more resources to help you develop good eating habits:


Resources for Health Prevention

Under the health care law, many insurers are required to cover certain preventive services at no cost to you, including vaccines, mammograms, cancer screenings, and more. Use the resources below to learn more about prevention and spread the word.

To find lists of preventive services for adults, women and children go to

To learn more about immunization or where to get your flu shot  go to


HHS Launches Healthy People 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention, and “myHealthyPeople,” a new challenge for technology application developers.
For the past 30 years, Healthy People has been committed to improving the quality of our nation’s health by producing a framework for public health prevention priorities and actions.
HHS is also launching a newly redesigned Healthy People Web site that allows users to tailor information to their needs and explore evidence-based resources for implementation. The Web site is located at

Read more about the Healthy People 2020 framework and the press release.

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