ESOL Health Literacy Partnerships

Partnering with a health care program or organization to improve health literacy for ESOL learners can be rewarding for all involved. This section looks at the benefits of health literacy partnerships and presents examples from Virginia and beyond.

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4.1 Why Partner? This document explains advantages of partnering with a health care organization to address the health literacy needs of English language learners.
4.2 What ESOL Offers to Health Literacy Partner Organizations This document identifies benefits that ESOL partners bring to interdisciplinary health literacy collaborations.
4.3 How-to Q & A: Pursuing an ESOL / Health Care Health Literacy Partnership This question-and-answer document provides practical advice on how to go about forming partnerships between ESOL programs and health care organizations. (PDF)
Partnerships in Action The following articles describe different successful approaches to interdisciplinary health literacy collaboration involving ESOL programs in Virginia and other state
4.9 Possible Funders for Health Literacy Efforts This document lists funders whose areas of interest overlap with health literacy for limited English proficient populations.
4.10 Health Literacy Consortia in the U.S.: Models for Regional Collaboration This document lists examples of regional interdisciplinary health literacy collaboratives in different regions of the U.S.