Health + Literacy + English: Building Partnerships to Increase Health Literacy in Adult Learners
Recorded On: 07/20/2020
*This is a Community Engagement domain course.
This workshop will expose attendees to a unique partnership to incorporate health into adult basic education and English language learner programs. It will illustrate how recent health literacy summer programs for refugees arose out of earlier partnerships.
Lessons learned about barriers and facilitators to partnerships and programming will be examined. Participants will have the opportunity to identify partnerships they might build in their local areas, specific to student needs. Participants will leave the workshop with tools for building partnerships and meeting adult learner needs, including removing barriers and leveraging funding.
- Objective 1: Explain the process of building partnerships to teach health literacy to adult literacy and English language learners.
- Objective 2: Identify possible partners for their own adult learners programs
- Objective 3: Identify the health literacy needs of adult learners and programming as well as the possible approaches to meeting these needs
Doris Ravotas, PhD
Master Faculty Specialist, Western Michigan University
Doris Ravotas teaches health literacy to future and present health providers at Western Michigan University. She leads a health literacy program for refugees every summer. As a fellow for the Kalamazoo Literacy Center she coordinates the health literacy workgroup and tutor forums and recently conducted a series on CoVid-19 for literacy and English learners.. Her PhD in Communications includes specializations in literacy, linguistics, and usability testing applied to health communications. She is presently on the Fulbright Specialist roster.