Category Archives for Organization Heros

South Shore Community Partners in Prevention

South Shore Community Partners in Prevention is undertaking a Health Literacy Initiative for the 2015-16 fiscal year. We hope to engage health care providers, consumers and community partners in an effort to improve the ability of our residents to obtain information about their health in an easily accessible and understandable manner, and to improve their […]

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health

Each year, we run an 8-month health literacy course which teaches health professionals strategies & techniques to improve health literacy at an organisation level. We are also running a campaign for health literacy month to ‘Drop the Jargon’ and use plain language for a day on Tuesday 20 October. We also have a health literacy […]

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DeafHealth

DeafHealth is the most comprehensive website devoted solely to provide clear and concise health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community. Health education in ASL empowers the Deaf community with an opportunity to make informed decisions. DeafHealth works to reduce risk factors for diseases […]

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Welsh Mountain Health Centers

Welsh Mountain Health Centers is a Health Literacy Hero because our mission is to provide quality health services to the community especially those who may have barriers to care. We breakdown the communication barrier so our patients understand and feel comfortable with their treatment. www.welshmountain.org georgette dukes 717-354-4711 ext 128 gdukesmcallister@wellspan.org

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Pottsboro Area Library

About this Hero The Pottsboro Area Library received funding to launch a Permaculture community garden. This innovative project is bringing together people from across the community to work towards a common goal. Permaculture principles include organic gardening, but go far beyond that. Beyond agriculture, Permaculture also looks at many other aspects of living such as: […]

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Healthy NewsWorks

About this Hero Why HealthyNews Works is a Health Literacy Hero? The Healthy NewsWorks student media program enables elementary and middle school students to acquire writing, research, interviewing, presentation, and critical-thinking skills by working on health-related newspapers, books, and other media. They deliver accurate and engaging health news and information to thousands of young readers […]

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