Category Archives for Individual Heros

Athena Ramos

About this Hero My supervisor, Athena Ramos, is a true Health Literacy Hero. With her outreach working group, she has been raising awareness of the importance of providing culturally appropriate information in the various educational and preventive interventions in the Latino community of Omaha, NE. Athena has been conducting research projects with migrant farmworkers in […]

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Kerrie Denton

About this Hero Why Kerrie is a Health Literacy Hero. Kerrie works tirelessly in the field of Health Literacy. She conducts regular workshops for parents at the local school. Aged Care Facilities and women & children’s refuge’s who have escaped from violence. Kerrie’s goal is to raise awareness as to the importance of understanding health […]

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Emmi

About this Hero Throughout the month of October, Emmi will host their 8th annual health literacy month blog series. This years theme is: Boosting the Signal: This is health literacy on technology. Contributors include patients like e-Patient Dave deBronkart and Katie McCurdy, neuroscientists Moran Cerf & Chris Rose, behavior change expert Dr. Amy Bucher, clinicians, […]

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Dr. Pei Vuong

About this Hero Dr. Pei is a passionate naturopathic doctor that applies passionate care to his patients. He offers free “Doctor’s In” Tuesday for the undeserved community in the Southern California. Hero Affiliation www.drpei.com Contact Name Denise Pines Contact Number 323-290-1182 Contact Email dpines@denisepines.com

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Tuyen Van Duong

About this Hero Dr. Duong is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Taipei Medical University, the Assistant Secretary-General of Asian Health Literacy Association. He has been conducting high-quality studies, promoting HL in several Asian countries. He has coordinated the AHLA network seminar monthly in Taiwan (HL agenda in Asia), Vietnam (Teach-Back Method; Health Literate Practices in a […]

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Tiffany Anderson, LMT, RMT, BS, CHES

About this Hero Receiving artificial joints is a life-changing procedure. Recipients feel different, move differently, and learn new ways of living. Patients recover wanting to avoid future surgeries and maintain the health and integrity of their artificial joints. Outside of the exam room, patient compliance and lifestyle factors can trump any remedy, procedure, or medication. […]

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Don Rubin

Don Rubin is a Health Literacy Hero for his efforts in creating the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy and bringing the people of Georgia together in improving and inspiring greater health literacy. This October, GAhealthliteracy.org is recognizing patients and caregivers who are taking charge of their own health by asking “Good Questions for Good Health,” […]

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Archie Willard

Archie Willard is February’s Health Literacy Hero. Archie is an ardent, articulate health literacy advocate. For decades, he has taught so many of us about why health literacy matters to those we care for and care about. Archie’s actions include leading health literacy conferences, encouraging patients and providers to work together, participating on patient safety panels, and reviewing […]

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Mary Gynn

Mary Gynn, RN is April’s Health Literacy Hero. Mary emailed me about how she is working to make health information more understandable. Here’s just part of her story. After many years working in hospitals, Mary realized that patients do not always understand what clinicians are saying. So Mary decided to take action, starting with earning […]

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