Category: Health Literacy


Teaching heart health in adult education

February is National Heart Month! The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) started the #OurHearts movement in order to build a community around the practices that lead to a healthy heart. To celebrate, FLC has created the Teaching Heart Read more…


Health insurance form with piggy bank to increase health insurance literacy

Health insurance terminology and usage rules can be downright confusing. Providing health insurance literacy instruction to ESOL and adult literacy students is an important component of a comprehensive health literacy program. Health insurance literacy is defined as “the degree to Read more…


Florida health literacy grant - now accepting applications!

We are pleased to continue the Florida Health Literacy Initiative into its 12th year, providing grants to advance health literacy in adult ESOL, adult literacy, and/or family literacy programs. Through the generous support of the Florida Blue Foundation, up to Read more…


November is National Diabetes Month - Take Diabetes to Heart

November is National Diabetes Month! FLC’s Diabetes Education Toolkit provides easy-to-use resources to incorporate diabetes education into the classroom. Educators can choose from various math and vocabulary activities, reading texts, and videos. This year’s theme, “Take Diabetes to Heart: Linking Read more…


Health care and medical technology medical doctor working

As adult literacy and ESOL educators, we understand the importance of helping our students gain valuable knowledge and skills relevant to their everyday lives. One technique used by educators to improve knowledge and skills is the incorporation of contextualized instruction Read more…

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