Center for Health Literacy Team

About this Hero

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 explain. Post your simple selfie on our Facebook page or Twitter @UAMS_CHL using the hashtag #plainpledge. Tag your friends and co-workers to challenge them to take the pledge. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes. https://www.facebook.com/uamscenterforhealthliteracy, Posted 2014.

Hero’s Affiliation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Contact Name

Wendy Thompson

Contact Phone

501-686-6264

Contact Email

wthompson@uams.edu