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Health Literacy Initiative 2019

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Health Literacy Grant Initiative: Florida Health Disease Prevention

MDC News Press Release

Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus Awarded Grant for Health Literacy Project

Miami, Sept. 4, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Hialeah Campus was recently awarded a $5,000 grant in support of MDC’s Health Literacy Project for a seventh straight year by the Florida Blue Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Literacy Coalition.

MDC’s Health Literacy Project infuses health-related content into the curriculum of advanced-level classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Using the Staying Healthy book provided by the Florida Literacy Coalition as part of the grant, students learn English in a contextualized format.

The grant also supports project-based activities, such as health-related demonstrations where students present to their peers and the campus community. The assignments are an integral part of the course, helping to build students’ confidence and comfort levels when speaking English in public.

Florida Blue: In the pursuit of health Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus