Health Literacy Online Class

Coronavirus for Literacy and Language Learners 

Author: Doris Ravotas Ph.D.

Dr. Ravotas is a tenured faculty member of Western Michigan University and the coordinator for the Westwood Literacy center. She teaches health literacy practices for future health providers and present practitioners. She is a member of the KLC/WMU Literacy Advisory Board. She also leads the Health Literacy tutor forums and the Health Literacy workgroup for KLC. Her Ph.D. in Communications includes specializations in literacy, linguistics, and usability testing applied to health communications. She is also the chair of the Code of Ethics committee within the International Health Literacy Association.

As an extension of our Health Literacy Program, the KLC is proud to present new lessons for anyone to understand how to protect themselves, their families, and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Each lesson contains the facts and guidelines based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the federal, state, and local governments. They also include interactive exercises tutors can use with their learners! 

Download the Tutor Guide
This brief guide explains how to use the slides and includes a flow chart with suggested questions to help determine how best to start with a learner.