Category Archives for Team Heros

ENSP-NOVA Health Literacy Group

About This Hero Multidisciplinary Team – Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Statistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy and Administration, Health Services Management, Health Economics, Health Sociology, Health Law – from ENSP-NOVA that works every day to empower communities, teach and train healthcare professionals, and produce recognized research in the field of health literacy and public […]

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Health Insurance Literacy Initiative Team

Faced with the Affordable Care Act requiring consumer decision-making; with research that demonstrated consumer confusion and a lack of funding for consumer education, these universities, under the leadership of the University of Maryland Extension and the University of Delaware Extension, created the initiative. As a result, 1010 consumers participated in Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops. […]

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Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital, in partnership with Worcester County Public Schools and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, decided to tackle health literacy at the grassroots level. Under motivated leadership from all partners, a pilot curriculum was developed that integrated health messages into coursework already used by second-grade teachers […]

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Center for Health Literacy Team

It is estimated that over 286,000 Arkansans and 75 million Americans have low health literacy (NAALS, 2003). To raise awareness and kick off Health Literacy Month, we are challenging others to take the plain pledge Oct. 1 – 22. Take a “simple selfie” with a health-related word that you pledge to stop using or better […]

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Senior Leadership at Community Healthcare Network (CHN)

Only 12% of Americans have a proficient level of health literacy; however, our health care system generally caters to this 12%, creating significant barriers to effective patient care. In 2011, Community Healthcare Network’s (CHN) senior leadership spearheaded an internally funded agency-wide health literacy initiative to address this issue. CHN’s health literacy initiative aims to improve […]

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Helena Alves de Carvalho Sampaio, Maria da Penha Baião Passamai, Nádia Tavares Soares, Sarah Bezerra Luna Varela, Soraia Pinheiro Machado Arruda, Ana Luíza de Rezende Ferreira, Luisa Maria Oliveira Pinto, Carmem Cemires Cavalcante Costa, Claudia Machado Coelho Souza de Vasconcelos, Christiane Pineda Zanella, Claudia Belém Moura

A previous study of our group has found that people attended by the Brazilian public health service in the city of Fortaleza have inadequate health literacy. Thus, we have developed and executed a training program for the community health agents and for the health staff of the Family Health Support Unit based on the assumptions […]

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Pflugerville Independent School District Wellness CHAMPS

PfISD’s Wellness CHAMPS are dedicated to educating and energizing 3200 staff members to help ensure optimal learning for 24,000 students. CHAMPS collaboratively plan and implement district-wide and site-based strategies that empower teachers to own their health. The wellness program’s “From A to Z…OWN YOUR HEALTH” catch phrase aligns with the District’s mission “to provide a […]

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Integrated Health Literacy Program (IHLP)

With support of Worcester County Public Schools and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, Atlantic General Hospital has created an innovative way to increase health literacy in the public school classroom. Through the use of existing STEM standards, Worcester County teachers collaborate with health and education professionals to […]

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UHN Patient & Family Education Program

With a growing demand on patients to take more active roles in their health, many are seeking medical information from sources such as the Internet. Yet, because 60% of Canadians lack health literacy skills, many will have difficulty using this information. The UHN Patient and Family Education (PFE) Program ensures patients and families have the […]

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Kathleen Smith-Wenning, MA, RRT

ENGLISH FOR YOUR HEALTH: English Practice and Pronunciation – Learn English while you learn about your health. Come join the Respiratory Care students and faculty from the Rutgers University Respiratory Care Program at Long Branch Public Library, Long Branch, NJ – Thursdays 6:00-7:30PM BACKGROUND: Limited English-proficient speakers often have a low level of health literacy in the English […]

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