Kathleen Smith-Wenning, MA, RRT

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ENGLISH FOR YOUR HEALTH: English Practice and Pronunciation – Learn English while you learn about your health. Come join the Respiratory Care students and faculty from the Rutgers University Respiratory Care Program at Long Branch Public Library, Long Branch, NJ – Thursdays 6:00-7:30PM

BACKGROUND: Limited English-proficient speakers often have a low level of health literacy in the English dominant society. Low health literacy creates a vulnerable population who suffer from poorer health related outcomes when compared to native English speaker. This program helps to increase health literacy while tutoring English. The learner gains needed language skills while acquiring knowledge about health.

Posted 2015.

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Rutgers School of Health Related Professions
Respiratory Care Program
Program Director and Practical Anthropologist

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Kathleen Smith-Wenning

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