Health Literacy Resources

March 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM | Posted in Community, Training, Volunteers | 1 Comment
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We’ve been receiving tons of great feedback about Kate Singleton’s Health Literacy Workshop last month and we wanted to follow-up with some of resources here for your reference.

Overall, people were interested in local options for low-cost healthcare and then we’ll follow-up with a series of links.  So here are her suggestions:

-About the Northern VA Low Cost Care Resources List: For Teachers re Resource List

-the list: Northern VA Low Cost Care Resources Feb 14 2011

Kate also noted, teachers might be interested in some statistics from her ESL presentations to lower level adult students in Arlington.  Out of 300 students, 78% were uninsured, 15% had not been to a doctor in their native country, and 68% had no doctor in the United States.  About 10 of the 300 acknowledged having heard of the Arlington Free Clinic.  It is always startling how few people know of the local clinics who might qualify for their services.

Other important links for your reference:

Information on Patient Rights

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/patientrights.html

Teaching Resources

http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/Health/

http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/

http://floridaliteracy.org/literacy_resources__teacher_tutor__health_literacy.html

http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org/

http://www.valrc.org/publications/healthlit/

Cultural Views

http://ethnomed.org/

http://www.cal.org/co/

http://www.cp-pc.ca/

Please feel free to start or continue discussion about the workshop in the comments below!  Thank you all for attending!

If you have any other questions, feel free to email Kate directly:

Health Literacy Specialist for Northern Virginia Health Literacy Initiative, Inova Health Sciences Library and ER Trauma Social Worker, Inova Fairfax Hospital Case Management Department kate.singleton@inova.org or ksingletonlcsw@gmail.com

Katie Beckman, Program Assistant

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  1. […] much more costly, not to mention dangerous, outcomes in the long run.  Kate gave the students a packet of information on free and sliding-scale clinics in the Northern Virginia area, as well as information on […]

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