Category Archives for Individual Heros

Heidi A. Fowler

Heidi Fowler is a remarkable individual who has helped 435,225,902 people with her free answers to health questions from all over the world. Her work is scientifically accurate and displays human kindness at its finest. She is my hero. Posted 2014. HealthTap Andrea Burbank 650.387.6648 andrea@healthtap.com

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Scott Prince

Scott has led the way in developing innovative accessibility solutions for multiple NIH websites. He recognized the importance of making sure the vital health content online, so important for citizens to understand, was presented in a way that could be understood by all, regardless of any reading limitations they may have. Posted 2014. National Institutes […]

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Lakshmi Grama

Ms. Grama has made it her mission to insure that cancer data and treatment information on the NCI website is understood and accessible to those individuals fighting the disease, and also Doctors and Researchers working to find a cure. Posted 2014. Senior Content Strategist, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Stephanie Russell 202.320.0512 stephanie.russell@readspeaker.com

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Kara Tarantino

Kara Tarantino has devoted years to developing patient-centered print and video educational materials for delivery in medical offices. She also designs tools to improve patient way-finding in clinical settings. In all this work Kara brings creativity, a keen sense of audience needs, and the kind of pragmatic approach that is key to diffusing health literacy […]

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Frank Cole, MD

Dr. Cole asks for our questions and concerns at each visit and takes time to talk to us about them. Also, he reads and answers our email questions. Posted 2014. Piedmont Physicians Yorktown Internal Medicine Thomas and Carol Duke 770-471-4015 ctduke@comcast.net

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Shelley Bianco, MD

In today’s busy health care industry, it is refreshing to find a physician who is not only on time for your office appointment but spends more than fifteen minutes with you! Dr. Shelley Bianco is one of those very special doctors. One of her strengths is her ability to get to know each of her […]

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Dawn K. Dogans-Baylor

Dawn is a Health Literacy Hero because of train the facilitators’ presentations presented to human resource professionals responsible for communicating plan coverage to employees. Posted 2014. Human Resource Advisor, FedEx Express, Mary Oliver 610-364-3005 mary.oliver@fedex.com

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Eleanor Snitka

Eleanor educates the public throughout the year about mood disorders/mental illness through kiosk displays at different events in the community throughout the year. She also holds group sessions with those in-patient care once a week and outside of hospital who need to meet to talk at a few different areas within the Parkland area a […]

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Perry Mitchell

As leader of the GA chapter of Compassion and Choices, Perry has worked to spread the message of end of life planning to Georgians. He developed a presentation that educates Georgians on end of life medical care issues and the importance of planning to ensure your or a loved one’s death is the way you […]

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