Sample Curricula

Person writingThe following links offer samples of health literacy curricula available for downloading at no cost.


El Paso Curriculum for Health Literacy

El Paso Curriculum for Health Literacy includes a five-step model to follow in teaching health literacy. Health and safety topics include diabetes, breast health, menopause, lead poisoning, household hazards, and nutrition.

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)

The NCSALL Web site offers adult education curricula as well as medical and public health curricula, resources, and links.

Health Education and Adult Literacy (HEAL):
Breast and Cervical Cancer

HEAL has designed a complete curriculum for teaching about breast and cervical cancer to adults with limited literacy skills.

Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit

The Virginia Department of Health has developed a comprehensive Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit for downloading and printing. The Toolkit contains sections on the importance of health literacy, teaching health topics, available resources, and addressing teachers’ concerns about teaching health.

Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy (NCLE)

This organization provides picture stories for eight topic areas, such as emergencies, office visits, depression, stress, nutrition, among others.

EL Civics Health Literacy Curriculum

The Charlottesville City School's Adult Education Program Web site contains an EL Civics Health Literacy curriculum. Of particular note is the unit on informing students of their rights and responsibilities in using the US health care system.

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