Category Archives for Individual Heros

Sally Sampson

About This Hero Sally has done a masterful job for nearly 10 years issuing brilliant periodical content for Children/families (ChopChop), low income/WIC families (Sprout) and Older Adults (Seasoned). All of her content is skills-based (STEM for kids) and focuses on how to prepare and cook real food for healthful habits throughout our lifetimes. Hero’s Affiliation […]

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PatientOne

About This Hero PatientOne is a Health Literacy Hero because the team is dedicated to delivering understandable health information to patients from clinical staff through secure mobile communication and remote patient monitoring. Hero’s Affiliation www.patientone.health Contact Name Brenna Davis Contact Email gvelazquez@gvcerv.com

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Chika Nya-Etok

About This Hero I am a Health Literacy hero because I have been a lone voice championing the cause of Health Literacy in Nigeria since I attended the Health Literacy Leadership Institute at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2015 through social media campaigns #HealthLiteracyNaija and #PlainLanguageTuesday in addition to delivering talks to healthcare service […]

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Angela McGowan

About This Hero Angela Hon McGowan is empowered with over 20 years of Healthcare experience! She’s a Compassionate, Authentic, Caring and Committed Professional Healthcare Advocate. She is dedicated to creating solutions by navigating through the red tape of Healthcare issues such as: Groups, Single, Dual Coverage, Assigned Healthcare and Primary Care Physicians vs. Out of […]

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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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