Image of a doctorInstruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) frequently addresses health literacy because of its importance to low-literate adult learners.

CALPRO developed this Health Literacy Reference Guide to help teachers locate and use a wide array of currently available health literacy materials and to guide them in incorporating health literacy information into instruction.

This Reference Guide includes a number of lesson plans that are available at no or low cost from the Internet or by mail order.

This guide does not intend to offer every available health literacy resource to instructors, but rather to organize in an easy reference list, and to link users to, some of the resources that California adult education instructors and administrators may find useful.

CALPRO welcomes information on additional health literacy resources for California adult education instruction. Contact CALPRO at calpro@air.org or 1-800-427-1422.