Category Archives for Organization Heros

HELP (Health Education Library for People)

The Health Literacy Hero for June 2013 is HELP (Health Education Library for People) based in Mumbai, India. Founded as a modest-sized patient education resource center in 1997 by Drs. Aniruddha and Anjali Malpani, HELP is now India’s largest patient education center–housing thousands of books, pamphlets, health care magazines, and audiovisuals on all aspects of […]

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Health Information Translations

The Health Literacy Hero award for July goes to Health Information Translations—an online resource providing plain language health education resources for health care professionals working with limited English proficient populations. This website is a collaboration of health education specialists from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, and Nationwide Children’s […]

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MHQP (Massachusetts Health Quality Partners)

The Health Literacy Hero for August is MHQP (Massachusetts Health Quality Partners). MHQP is a non-profit, broad-based coalition that not only provides clinicians with reliable information about quality of care but also communicates this data to the public in ways they can access, use, and understand. MHQP is a long-time health literacy champion. I know […]

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Partnership and Collaboration

For October 2013, I am honoring the concept of partnership and collaboration as a Health Literacy Hero. I knew from the start of this initiative that the best way to raise health literacy awareness was by doing so together. How right I was. And still am. Since 1999, healthcare providers, patients, family members, caregivers, teachers, students, […]

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