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Helena A. C. Sampaio, Soraia P. M. Arruda, Clarice M. A. C. Vergara, Cláudia M. C. S. Vasconcelos, Daianne C. Rocha, Tatiana U. Passos, Sabrina D. Sabry, Bruna Y. C. Silva, Ana L. R. Ferreira, Elainy P. Mariano, Ehrika V. A. Menezes, Ana J. N. Oliveira, Lais M. Aguiar, Mariana D. Cordeiro, Raissa M. A. Lima, Karen M. Timbó, Nayranne H. C. Tavares, Patrícia C. Alves, Itamara A. Silva, Walter C. P. Vasconcelos Filho, Maria B. B. Andrade, Yanna L. M. Paiva, Bruna Borges, Ayana F. Meneses

People need to talk about health literacy since their early professional training. Unfortunately, in general, universities don’t include this theme in their curriculum. We developed an activity to celebrate health literacy month and to put this theme under discussion at our University. Universidade Estadual do Ceará Helena Alves de Carvalho Sampaio 55 85 988028796 dr.hard2@gmail.com

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Nursing Resource Office

About this Hero All shift directions are advocates for health literacy as a support for all families who enter our facility. Shift directors are able to provide real time education during rapid response/code situations or during rounding. We are also a resource for staff nurses to utilize during their shifts and for all the patients […]

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Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

About this Hero Our team has worked hard to host several events for health literacy month. true teamwork!!! Laura McNeely, Director Patient Experience is a rock star at leading our team!!! We are hosting a health literacy fair with superhero theme… will wear capes…cupcakes with hero toppers…children’s book drive with chances to win child’s superhero […]

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Translational Research Team

About this Hero This TR team has a goal to help families stay safer and prevent child injury. This is done by “translating” published research into usable, health literate formats so the information quickly gets into the hands of those who need it most – families and caregivers. Health literacy is a foundation block of […]

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Education Team

About this Hero We have created and are continuing to create plain language definitions of critical medical speciality terms our clinicians use. These one-page glossaries are of particular help to interpreters who speak languages that frequently do not have companion terms for many English clinical terms. In those circumstances, without these glossaries, clinicians have to […]

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Akanksha Jaiswal, Ankita Arora

About this Hero Akanksha Jaiswal and Ankita Arora are both Indian dentists. They observed the lack of reliable health information available in regional languages in India, and the upward phenomenon of Indians becoming digitally competent and seeking health information on the internet. Sehat Funde (Health fundamentals) is the brainchild of Akanksha Jaiswal, who is also […]

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Sinai Urban Health Institute Asthma Team

The Health Literacy Hero award for September goes to the Sinai Urban Health Institute Asthma Team. Operating under a program called “Helping Children Breathe and Thrive” within Chicago Housing Authority developments, this team has helped more than 180 clients with asthma who live in underserved communities. The asthma team’s health educators meet clients in their homes—teaching […]

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