Wake Health Literacy Coalition

The Health Literacy Hero Award for May goes to North Carolina’s Wake Health Literacy Coalition. Its mission is to improve health literacy throughout Wake County. Volunteer members include clinicians, public health specialists, health educators and librarians – all who help educate professionals and the public about ways to clearly communicate about health. The Wake Health Literacy Coalition hosts an annual Health Literacy Month event. In 2012, the keynote speaker was Mayor Nancy McFarlane who presented the Raleigh City “Health Literacy Awareness Month Proclamation.” Linda Rohret is a co-founder of the Wake Health Literacy Coalition and serves as its chair.