Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) is proud to partner with Florida Blue to make available targeted grants to promote health literacy. The goal is to provide health-education resources for local adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and family literacy programs so that students in these programs can make informed choices about their health and nutrition.
All adults need an adequate level of health literacy to establish good communication between patient and health care providers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost 50 percent of adults who don’t finish high school lack basic health literacy. These people are also more likely to suffer from chronic conditions and be unaware of how to manage their disease(s).
More than 15,000 Students and Families Served, and Counting!