Monday, November 23, 2009

Immigrant Communities Using Media to Educate for Improved Health

New Routes to Community Health is a program / project based in Wisconsin that is using immigrant-created media (video, podcasts, radio programs, etc.) to educate immigrant communities about health-related issues.

Media projects include videos and audio programs that discuss issues as diverse as H1N1 flu, sexually transmitted diseases, childhood obesity, and mental illness & depression. All media projects can be accessed on their website at

Although the majority of the media resources are not in English (and thus not so applicable for English language learning projects) they provide a wealth of information to the immigrant adults we serve in ABE programs. Take a few moments to explore their site (click media to view examples) and share the information with your learners.

Here's one example of the content from their site:

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