Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi is principal of Kurtz-Rossi & Associates, a women-owned business located in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has two major sources of inspiration: one is the adult learners she works with to integrate health and literacy education in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) settings; the other is all the teachers, librarians, and health professionals who are dedicated to improving access to health information and health services for multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities.
As a health literacy consultant, Sabrina’s areas of expertise include health literacy professional development, easy-to-read materials and website development, health literacy curriculum development, program evaluation, and project management.
Sabrina’s recent contracts include coordinating the Medical Library Association (MLA) Health Information Literacy Research Project; developing Health Information and the Internet: Who Can You Trust?, a curriculum for teachers and librarians working with youth and young adults in Rural Oxford County, Maine; and coordinating the development of plain language birth control methods brochures in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Ms. Kurtz-Rossi was Project Director for World Education’s Health & Literacy Initiative.
Ms. Kurtz-Rossi is an adjunct clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine and adjunct professor at the University of New England, where she teaches skills-oriented health literacy and graduate-level courses in plain language.