Culture and Countries

ESL websites

  • ESLflow- Prepared resources for class work on health care education
  • Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) (2015). Language Learning for Health. Retrieved from
    The resource was designed and reviewed by a team of Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board staff. The toolkit includes four priority health topics: physical activity, dental health, mental health, and healthy eating. Every topic includes lessons plans, each covering different language levels.

Literacy and Health

  • Best Start:
    Provides support to the service providers who implement health promotion programs for maternal, newborn and early child development. Many resource pamphlets and posters have been translated into several languages incl. Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Cree etc. Note: A fee is charged to order resources.
  • Canadian Public Health Association: Examples of Health Literacy in Practice:
    This resource provides information on some of the approaches that can inform health literacy activities, programs and policies.
  • CDC Health Literacy:
    This CDC website provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. These resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health, including public health departments, healthcare providers and facilities, health plans, government agencies, non-profit/community and advocacy organizations, childcare and schools, the media, and health-related industries. Other CDC resources:
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Health Literacy Website (2013)
    The left side of the website provides links to an overview of health literacy with videos and presentations, research, policy reports, and detailed information and examples of preparing written material so it can be understood


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