Schools

Health literacy skills start early in life and are part of the process of caring for and educating children, adolescents and young adults. All students should graduate with health literacy skills that will help them lead healthier lives.

The resources on this page can help the following recognize and respond to students’ (and family members’) health information and communication needs:

  • Childcare providers
  • Early childhood educators
  • K-12 educators
  • University educators

The resources may also help other individuals and organizations identify common interests and opportunities to work with educators and childcare providers.

Early Childhood

teacher and preschoolers at circle time

Teachers can help children develop health literacy skills early in life.

For more information, please review the complete text of Goal 3 pdf icon[666 KB, 73 Pages]external icon in the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. See: Section 3, Goal 3.

K-12 and University

students in university classroom

College students can be future health literacy educators.

For more information, please review the complete text of Goal 3 pdf icon[666 KB, 73 Pages]external icon in the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. See: Section 3, Goal 3.

 

Page last reviewed: May 6, 2021