Reducing Environmental Health Disparities through Adult Basic Education
Participants in this session will explore newly created lessons on asthma designed specifically for use in ABE classrooms. Basic principles in creating low-literacy health resources will be presented along with models for establishing successful partnerships with ABE classrooms. The session will share the approach and evaluation findings from an initiative conducted by the JSI Research & Training Institute with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Formulate strategies to address environmental health disparities in collaboration with members of the adult basic education system. Design environmental health lessons for adult education learners to foster their leadership in promoting environmental justice.
Keyword(s): Health Literacy, Environmental Justice
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the Project Director for multiple federally-funded community-based health literacy initiatives. I am an asthma specialist who contributed to the asthma lessons on health literacy that were created and evaluated for use in ABE classrooms under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.