Adult Literacy and Health Literacy

  • A healthy dose of readings and language activities to help adults navigate the U.S. health care system.

  • Provides literacy exercises on topics such as reading medication labels and medication side effects in five languages: English, Arabic, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

  • An English Learner's Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living. A publication of the Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc.

  • This tutorial from MedLine Plus teaches about medical words, including how to put together word parts. It also includes quizzes to test comprehension.

  • Research-based Health Literacy Materials and Instruction Guide

    The National Institute for Literacy has developed a set of research-based health literacy materials for beginning ABE and ESL learners. These health literacy materials meet the need for adults to enhance their literacy skills as well as their need to navigate the health care system and begin to achieve better health care for themselves and their families.