January 29, 2015

Health Literacy Program for Adults with Low Literacy, Limited English Proficiency

A health literacy program for adults with low literacy and limited English Proficiency will be presented by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC), thanks to a grant from the National Library of Medicine.

“English for Health” will begin in February at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm, and at Community Clinic in Silver Spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

Classes run for 12 weeks and will cover topics such as health and wellness information, introduction to health insurance, making appointments, understanding prescriptions, talking to doctors, and filling out health forms.

For more information, contact Carol Woodside at carol@literacycouncilmcmd.org or 301-610-0030, extension 217.