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JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1 Health Literacy Issues in California Wendi Maxwell Adult Education Office California Department.

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1 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1 Health Literacy Issues in California Wendi Maxwell Adult Education Office California Department of Education Susan Handy, Principal / Director Bakersfield Adult School Kern High School District

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2 Agenda California Demographics One Local Example Online Resources –CALPRO: Health Literacy Reference Guide –CASAS: EL Civics Objectives and Assessments –OTAN: Online Resources Discussion Topics for Summit

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3 Economy Population of 38 M 5 M with no high school diploma Pop. increased 11.5 % since 2000 $1.6 trillion economy (8th largest in world) $14 - $16 billion deficit ( ) “Hourglass economy” 3.6 M people below poverty line Source: Legislative Analysts’ Office “2006 Cal Facts”

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 Rapid Growth Source: US Census 2000

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 Geography

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 6 Local Control Needs vary dramatically throughout the state Local adult schools address issues relevant to their communities

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 7 Example of One Proactive School Susan Handy, Director Bakersfield Adult School in Kern High School District Program Examples: –Literacy –Community Partnerships –Career Technical Education

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 8 Bakersfield Adult School

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 9 Bakersfield Adult School

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 Bakersfield Adult School

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 Bakersfield Adult School

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 Bakersfield Adult School

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 Bakersfield Adult School

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 14 Bakersfield Adult School

15 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 15 Bakersfield Adult School

16 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 16 Bakersfield Adult School

17 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 17 Easy Resources CALPRO – Health Literacy Reference Guide –http:www.calpro-online.org/o_guides/healthli/1.asp Includes: –Sample curricula –Instructional materials –Instructional standards –Cross cultural/multilingual instructional materials –Creating a health literacy fair –Finding or developing a health community resource guide

18 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 18 EL Civics Resources EL Civics Literacy and Language Objectives and Additional Assessments –https://www.casas.org/elc Examples: –Find free or low cost health services –Learn health and safety precautions/CPR and first aid –Access health care and interact with providers –Interpret medical insurance coverage and resolve problems –Use pharmacies and medicines –Find substance abuse prevention and treatment resources

19 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 19 Health Literacy Study Circles New NCSALL guide on health literacy 5 sessions Appropriate for schools who are skilled with study circle methodology –http://www.ncsall.net

20 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 20 Search for More OTAN – search for “health literacy” Provides links to resources throughout the nation including journal articles and studies, video references, and curricula from other states –http://www.otan.us

21 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 21 Discussion for Summit Policy at state level; action at local level Increasing numbers of health low literate population Opportunities for health literacy in medical settings Opportunities for cost effectiveness due to improved health literacy

22 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 22 California Department of Education Adult Education Office 1340 N Street, Suite 4503 Sacramento CA Wendi Maxwell (916)


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