Category Archives for Individual Heros

Lakshmi Grama

Ms. Grama has made it her mission to insure that cancer data and treatment information on the NCI website is understood and accessible to those individuals fighting the disease, and also Doctors and Researchers working to find a cure. Posted 2014. Senior Content Strategist, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Stephanie Russell 202.320.0512 stephanie.russell@readspeaker.com

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Kara Tarantino

Kara Tarantino has devoted years to developing patient-centered print and video educational materials for delivery in medical offices. She also designs tools to improve patient way-finding in clinical settings. In all this work Kara brings creativity, a keen sense of audience needs, and the kind of pragmatic approach that is key to diffusing health literacy […]

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Frank Cole, MD

Dr. Cole asks for our questions and concerns at each visit and takes time to talk to us about them. Also, he reads and answers our email questions. Posted 2014. Piedmont Physicians Yorktown Internal Medicine Thomas and Carol Duke 770-471-4015 ctduke@comcast.net

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Shelley Bianco, MD

In today’s busy health care industry, it is refreshing to find a physician who is not only on time for your office appointment but spends more than fifteen minutes with you! Dr. Shelley Bianco is one of those very special doctors. One of her strengths is her ability to get to know each of her […]

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Dawn K. Dogans-Baylor

Dawn is a Health Literacy Hero because of train the facilitators’ presentations presented to human resource professionals responsible for communicating plan coverage to employees. Posted 2014. Human Resource Advisor, FedEx Express, Mary Oliver 610-364-3005 mary.oliver@fedex.com

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Eleanor Snitka

Eleanor educates the public throughout the year about mood disorders/mental illness through kiosk displays at different events in the community throughout the year. She also holds group sessions with those in-patient care once a week and outside of hospital who need to meet to talk at a few different areas within the Parkland area a […]

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Perry Mitchell

As leader of the GA chapter of Compassion and Choices, Perry has worked to spread the message of end of life planning to Georgians. He developed a presentation that educates Georgians on end of life medical care issues and the importance of planning to ensure your or a loved one’s death is the way you […]

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Nancy Kinzer

Nancy Kinzer, Presbyterian minister and graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary is truly a Health Literacy Hero for my husband and me. She accompanied me, time and again to Emory University Winship Clinic, as I went through breast cancer diagnosis, meeting with oncologists and radiologists. She even went with me when we got all the final […]

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Amy Brooks

It is vitally important for medical personnel to help patients understand health information and empower them to make good health decisions. However, health literacy becomes even more crucial for those who are facing complicated diseases like cancer. Twenty-year Harbin Clinic veteran Amy Brooks serves as a Clinical Nurse Leader and Case Manager at Harbin Clinic […]

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