Category Archives for Individual Heros

Matt Jacob

Matt Jacob has developed valuable training modules to assist dental practitioners and advocates communicate more effectively about community water fluoridation and summarize the research without sounding too clinical. He has trained spokespersons in Wisconsin, New York and other states, including my home state of Florida. Posted 2014. Director of Communications & Outreach at the Children’s […]

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Melody Morales

Melody is a Health Coach at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City working with high utilizer patients. Realizing the problems our patients have with understanding / reading the labels on prescriptions, Melody created a real-life scenario to educate staff on what a trying and confusing issue this can be for patients. Using made-up names of […]

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Mahnoush Reisi

I work at a diabetes clinic in Esfahan, Iran, and educated patients about self-care behaviors. Because most of the patients referred to this center generally are from a low-income community, so we decided to use health literacy strategies such as plain language and teach-back for educating them. It was really helpful and these methods helped […]

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Nicole Grant

I developed a web-based decision aid for parents of children newly diagnosed with autism. The website contents are based on the International Patient Decision Aids Standards and cover evidence-based early intervention strategies for children with autism. The website URL is www.autismdecisionaid.com. Posted 2014. The University of Queensland Nicole Grant 0733989357 Nicole@gatewaytherapies.com.au

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Pat Rullo

Pat Rullo shares little known healthcare and hospital-related stories and guests with the end goal to empower listeners to speak up when they do not understand what their healthcare provider is saying. The entire program is devoted to raising awareness to improve patient literacy, patient safety, and patient experience. Posted 2014. Speak Up and Stay […]

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Sandra B. Jones, MD

Sandra Jones is dedicated to meaningful health education for children and adolescents. Her company, Health-ettes, produces fun materials so children can get used to talking about health from an early age. In addition, Sandra is a hard-working and effective volunteer for the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy. Among other activities, she organized a health literacy […]

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David Spivey, MD

Dr. Spivey is that rare breed of physician who takes the time to listen to his patients, to ensure their understanding, and to encourage their questions. When he needs to pause to enter information on an EHR, for example, he asks permission and explains what he is doing. Dr. Spivey’s interaction style testifies to his […]

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Linda Rohret

Linda Rohret was instrumental in founding the Wake Health Literacy Coalition. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the coalition is a multidisciplinary group of individuals interested in increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding of health and health care in Wake County. She served as Chair from 2010 to 2013 and is still actively engaged in coalition leadership. […]

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Sally Boyle, South West Self Management Program

Sally is our Health Literacy champion. Our South West Self Management Program offers support and education to people living with Chronic Conditions and health service providers. As Team Lead Sally has developed a HL program that highlights how important our words are to patient understanding and patient health. To date 386 Health Service providers have […]

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Betty C. Jung RN MPH MCHES

Information literacy is a requirement of Tier 2 courses at Southern Connecticut State University. To integrate this requirement into the Wellness course I am teaching I developed a writing assignment for my students to develop health information literacy skills. They research any topic of interest in the area of health and wellness and then critique […]

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