All Posts by Gil Velazquez

Kansas City CARE Clinic

The Clinic provides medical care to the uninsured and underinsured people of the Kansas City region. In an effort to provide better services to our patients, the Clinic has formed a health literacy committee to insure staff are trained with tools to communicate effectively will all patients and a plain language sub-committee that reviews Clinic […]

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Matt Jacob

Matt Jacob has developed valuable training modules to assist dental practitioners and advocates communicate more effectively about community water fluoridation and summarize the research without sounding too clinical. He has trained spokespersons in Wisconsin, New York and other states, including my home state of Florida. Posted 2014. Director of Communications & Outreach at the Children’s […]

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Health Insurance Literacy Initiative Team

Faced with the Affordable Care Act requiring consumer decision-making; with research that demonstrated consumer confusion and a lack of funding for consumer education, these universities, under the leadership of the University of Maryland Extension and the University of Delaware Extension, created the initiative. As a result, 1010 consumers participated in Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops. […]

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USA Community Health Advocates

USA Community Health Advocates through kindness, compassion, education, and leadership work to remove barriers to good health and to improve the overall health the Mobile, AL community. There are 12 targeted health disparities in the community: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Emergency Preparedness, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Infant Mortality, Mental Health, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sickle Cell Disease […]

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Melody Morales

Melody is a Health Coach at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City working with high utilizer patients. Realizing the problems our patients have with understanding / reading the labels on prescriptions, Melody created a real-life scenario to educate staff on what a trying and confusing issue this can be for patients. Using made-up names of […]

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Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital, in partnership with Worcester County Public Schools and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, decided to tackle health literacy at the grassroots level. Under motivated leadership from all partners, a pilot curriculum was developed that integrated health messages into coursework already used by second-grade teachers […]

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Center for Health Literacy Team

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 […]

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Mahnoush Reisi

I work at a diabetes clinic in Esfahan, Iran, and educated patients about self-care behaviors. Because most of the patients referred to this center generally are from a low-income community, so we decided to use health literacy strategies such as plain language and teach-back for educating them. It was really helpful and these methods helped […]

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Nicole Grant

I developed a web-based decision aid for parents of children newly diagnosed with autism. The website contents are based on the International Patient Decision Aids Standards and cover evidence-based early intervention strategies for children with autism. The website URL is www.autismdecisionaid.com. Posted 2014. The University of Queensland Nicole Grant 0733989357 Nicole@gatewaytherapies.com.au

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Pat Rullo

Pat Rullo shares little known healthcare and hospital-related stories and guests with the end goal to empower listeners to speak up when they do not understand what their healthcare provider is saying. The entire program is devoted to raising awareness to improve patient literacy, patient safety, and patient experience. Posted 2014. Speak Up and Stay […]

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