Health Literacy Project Description
According to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Education, “The adult education system plays a vitally important role in enhancing the health literacy skills of the public. Adult educators teach their students the functional literacy skills they need to manage their daily lives. Many programs are promoting health literacy by addressing these skills within the context of health promotion and health care delivery, topics of considerable interest among adult learners.”
Because of it practical implications on the daily lives of our students, health literacy has been an important component of CIET curricula since the program’s inception. Lessons have focused around the issues of access to health information, screenings, nutrition, basic diseases prevention plans and health insurance.