All Posts by Beth Scott

Health Literacy Champions

About This Hero A multidisciplinary team led by health literacy champions from Community Affairs, Nursing Education and Professional Development, and Research Library Services convened to analyze the hospital’s current health literacy practices and make recommendations on how to better serve our patients and families. These champions engaged hospital leadership, conducted employee surveys, focus groups virtually […]

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Project SHINE at Spring Institute

About This Hero The staff and volunteers of Project SHINE at Spring Institute provide health literacy training, community engagement activities, and patient navigation services to refugee and immigrant families living in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. Project SHINE strives to create more inclusive communities by connecting with the most isolated populations and to decrease health disparities […]

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LunaYou

About This Hero LunaYou is a maternal wellbeing program designed to walk alongside womxn throughout their pregnancy and after their baby is born. Through personal empowerment, we help women find their voices, speak up for themselves, and become their own best health advocates. Women create a circle of support, have access to trusted spaces among […]

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Nemours’ KidsHealth.org

About This Hero I would like to nominate my team at Nemours/Kidshealth.org for a Health Literacy Hero award. We are a group of writers, editors, doctors, and other clinicians who actively work each day to transform medical jargon into actionable, reader-friendly content that inspires families to live their best lives. Whether it’s our content on […]

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Prevention Research Center (PRC)

About This Hero The PRC has focused on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate COVID-19 health education materials in a multi-ethnic refugee community as well as provide support needed for PPE distribution to over 5,800 apartment units. In collaboration with our community partners, we learned of the need to dispel myths and provide information on prevention […]

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Lifeology

About This Hero Lifeology is a Health Literacy Hero because we engage lay audiences in health-related science and research via fun, accessible and visual content. Our courses are free, science-backed and bite-sized. https://lifeology.io/browse-courses/ Hero’s Affiliation Lifeology Health and Science Platform Contact Name Elaine Algarra Contact Email elaine.algarra@lifeomic.com

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Urban Oak Initiative

About This Hero The Urban Oak Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fights obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses through innovative, kid-friendly programs. We teach Atlanta teens the benefits of plant-based nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. Our programs are designed to address many of the issues our communities face today, including food security, […]

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Leigh Curtin-Wilding, Steve Quigley, Domenic Screnci

About This Hero Leight Curtin-Wilding, Stephen Quigley and Domenic Screnci worked with Metropolitan College (MET) and College of Communication (COM) to create and offer cutting-edge graduate programs in health communication. From social media campaigns to strategic communication efforts, the multidisciplinary Health Communication program at Boston University immerses its students in topics related to health care, […]

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Brittany Ferri

About This Hero Brittany is an occupational therapist who provides wellness education to a variety of populations within the community. She is also a health writer who provides educational content for multiple consumer-facing publications on health conditions, treatments, and disease prevention. Additionally, her passion for writing and educating others has led Brittany to publish two […]

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Crystal Lemus

About This Hero Crystal Lemus is very passionate about health literacy and makes it obvious through her work. At the young age of 22, Crystal has published two children’s health books in both English and Spanish that allow children of all ages to become more aware of public health issues while further developing literacy skills. […]

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