Welcome to Expecting the Best!  I hope that these materials will help your students learn about health care and healthy living! 

This project has grown from many different needs – from instructors who need better curriculum for teaching about health and wellness, students who need to know where and how to get services, and health care workers who want to communicate better with their patients.  I hope that these materials contribute to better understanding and healthy living.

The lessons are currently under development, and focus on three topics that students in a statewide survey said interested them most – health care, nutrition, and exercise and fitness.  Check out the ‘curriculum’ tab to learn more about the lessons!  ‘Collaboration’ has some fun ideas on how to work with your community health resources and bring health to the classroom.  Please sign up to be a pilot site if you would like to contribute to our field testing and have a first-hand role in shaping and improving the lessons!

So many ESL instructors and key leaders in education and health are contributing to this project.  I would welcome your thoughts too.  Please write – it’s easy, just go to ‘Give us your ideas!” where you’ll find a web form, or you can e-mail us – go to ‘Contact us.”


Sandy Diehl, MPH

Project Director, Coastal AHEC

ESL Instructor, Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, North Carolina