Archie Willard

Archie Willard is February’s Health Literacy Hero. Archie is an ardent, articulate health literacy advocate. For decades, he has taught so many of us about why health literacy matters to those we care for and care about. Archie’s actions include leading health literacy conferences, encouraging patients and providers to work together, participating on patient safety panels, and reviewing patient education materials. What makes Archie’s work even more meaningful is that he learned to read at age 54, soon after being diagnosed with severe dyslexia. You can hear Archie talk about some of his health literacy experiences in this Health Literacy Out Loud podcast.