“What To Do For Health” Book series
From the Institute for HealthCare Advancement (IHA). Series of seven self-care books written at the 3rd to 5th grade level. Teacher Training manuals available for each title.
Staying Healthy: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living
From the Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Easy-to-read health book for new immigrants and English language learners. Teacher’s guide available.
Interactive tutorials with audio about a large number of health topics, tests and diagnostic procedures:
Project SHINE: ESL Health Units
Designed for older immigrants and refugees, these units can be used for anyone who want to improve their English and communicate more effectively in healthcare settings.
Queens Library: A Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Learners
Written for a library-based class to improve English language skills in the context of learning about health, this curriculum contains 20 units with lesson plans, worksheets and mp3s.
Expecting the Best
A health and wellness curriculum created for English language learners.
Medicines in My Home
This interactive website includes lessons, handouts, videos, and other resources for teaching about reading medicine labels and using medicines correctly.
Family Health and Literacy: Teaching Health by Topic
Includes links to websites, lessons and handouts, listed by topic.
(For health care practitioners: don’t reinvent the wheel—search these sites for information to print out and give to patients!)
Easy-to-read health materials listed by topic alphabetically.
Colorful, multi-media site with information for kids, parents and teens.
Big selection of topics, clearly written and reviewed, also available in Spanish.
Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases/Heart Health
Brochures, wallet cards, healthy recipes and more. Most are easy-to-read. Some in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Diabetes Patient Education
From the National Diabetes Education Clearinghouse. This site offers easy-to-read brochures in English and Spanish.
Healthy Roads Media
Information listed by topic and by language, in the form of fact sheets, audio, or multimedia tutorials.
EthnoMED Patient Education
Patient education in many languages. Also lists audio information for blind and low-literate populations.
Refugee Health Information Network
Mulitlingual health information for refugees and their health care providers
Get moving as a family to stay healthy
How much food should my child eat?
How to use a dry powder inhaler
How to use a meter dose inhaler and spacer
Serving sizes for food and drinks
The right medicine is key to asthma control!
Use a meter to manage your asthma
Use a peak flow meter to manage your child’s asthma
What to after your baby is born
What to do if your child has the stomach flu