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Mini-grants were dispersed to seventeen organizations through a competitive process for the 2014-15 program year, eleven of them returning grantees. The grantee programs are located throughout Florida, from the panhandle to the Florida Keys. Over the last grant year, the initiative served 3089 students. This brings our total number of students served to 14,103 students served since the program began in 2009.

2014-2015 Grantee Counties

Palm Beach
St. Lucie


2014-15 Health Literacy Initiative End-of-Year Results
Percentage of students who demonstrated improvement in their health literacy knowledge: 74%
Average increase in performance on health literacy from pre to post test: 22%
Percentage of students who shared the information they learned with family or friends: 57%
Percentage of students who would recommend the program to someone they know: 88%
Percentage of students who indicated that the health information learned in class helped them in everyday life: 76%
Percentange of teachers who reported that their students gained knowledge and skills that will help them make informed decisions: 90%
Percentage of teachers who indicated that their students were better prepared to address health concerns to a doctor or health care professional: 90%


Student Feedback

  • It is important to eat good foods and regularly exercise (Literacy Council of Sarasota)
  • The health information I learned is important for my family (El Sol-Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource)
  • It is important to eat fruits and vegetables and get more exercise (El Sol)
  • On medicine, I should check expiration day (East & West Area Adult Schools/Polk Education)
  • I learned medical vocabulary (Pensacola State College)
  • I learned to stop smoking (New Beginnings Family Literacy Program)
  • I take walks every day and drink more water (Family Literacy Academy of Lake Wales)
  • I found out you can get free antibiotics at Publix (Literacy Council of Sarasota)
  • I learned that checkup is very important (Tallahassee Community College)






The Florida Literacy Coalition thanks the Florida
Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education
for making this site possible.

.Florida Literacy Coalition
..235 Maitland Ave. S #102

Maitland, FL 32751
..Phone: (407)-246-7110
..Fax: (407)-246 - 7104

Florida Literacy Hotline
(800) - 237 - 5113