Culture, Health and Literacy

A Guide to Health Education Materials for Adults with Limited English Literacy Skills

This guide contains descriptions of health education materials addressing issues of culture and low-literacy, and includes references to curricula written in languages other than English. The guide is divided into the following sections: Background information; fact books, readers and stories; bibliographies and resource guides; curricula and workbooks; videos and audiocassettes; and web sites. Culture, Health and Literacy was designed as an addendum to the Health Literacy Compendium, developed by World Education in 1998 and is intended for health care practitioners working with patients with limited English literacy or adult literacy practitioners, particularly ESOL teachers, who want to incorporate health topics into their curriculum. The guide is available on the web, at

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