Category Archives for Individual Heros

Nancy Kinzer

Nancy Kinzer, Presbyterian minister and graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary is truly a Health Literacy Hero for my husband and me. She accompanied me, time and again to Emory University Winship Clinic, as I went through breast cancer diagnosis, meeting with oncologists and radiologists. She even went with me when we got all the final […]

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Amy Brooks

It is vitally important for medical personnel to help patients understand health information and empower them to make good health decisions. However, health literacy becomes even more crucial for those who are facing complicated diseases like cancer. Twenty-year Harbin Clinic veteran Amy Brooks serves as a Clinical Nurse Leader and Case Manager at Harbin Clinic […]

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Regina Carlisle

Regina Carlisle, Senior Nurse Cancer Information Specialist, is regarded as University Hospitals go-to person for patient education. Regina has been an excellent and patient mentor regarding health literacy and use of plain language. Her personal knowledge and familiarity with evidence-based practice resources in this specialized realm has been indispensable. Regina is detail-oriented and has a […]

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Victoria Weeks Baskett

In June 2013, Victoria visited 5 health care providers in three days before being placed in emergency surgery and off life support. After recovering from Ludwig’s Angine, a deep neck space tissue infection, she has devoted her time while in college to engaging, engaging and empowering patients on the importance of taking an active role […]

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Lee Zwanziger, PhD

Dr. Zwanziger has led the agency in two strategic planning efforts to ensure that the FDA is strategic in its risk communications and health literacy activities. Dr. Zwanziger most recently completed a year-long process of coordinating representatives from across the Agency to create a 3 year strategic plan for risk communications and health literacy. Dr. […]

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Laura Guyer, PhD, RD

Dr. Guyer is teaching the next generation of health professionals to incorporate health literacy in daily practice. She developed a 3 credit class, “Fundamentals of Health Literacy,” for preprofessional health and public health students. In the service learning course “Practicum in Health Disparities,” students evaluate the literacy demands of educational materials used by Health Care […]

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Tara Concepcionvalls, CPO, USN

Monthly she trains and informs 6K Sailors and civilians in different programs about health conditions both mental and physical. She established a program that provides resources and maintains personnel mission readiness for now and for the future. Her ability to bring people together and make them feel inclusive and important is apparent through her leadership, […]

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Shapline Senestant

“Shapline is a health literacy hero because she consistently goes above and beyond to educate her patients. Shapline explains educational materials to her patients in ways they understand and answers all questions they have. When discharging patients who speak a language other than English. She takes the time to go over discharge instructions and materials […]

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“A 17th Floor RN”

About this Hero “Seasoned nurse, teacher of others about nursing. Cares about a lot and makes one feel comfortable even though I was in pain”. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Registered Nurse at Hahnemann Hospital Contact Name Richard Paredes Contact Phone 302-298-2885 Contact Email Doyazondeo0916@gmail.com

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Dr. Cheryl Hanau

About this Hero About this Hero Explains what pathology is to anyone and ensures their understanding. She breaks down what we do so that people can understand it. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Hahnemann University Hospital Contact Name Sherry Besmer Contact Phone 215-833-5009 Contact Email sherribesmer@gmail.com

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