Category Archives for Individual Heros

Lee Zwanziger, PhD

Dr. Zwanziger has led the agency in two strategic planning efforts to ensure that the FDA is strategic in its risk communications and health literacy activities. Dr. Zwanziger most recently completed a year-long process of coordinating representatives from across the Agency to create a 3 year strategic plan for risk communications and health literacy. Dr. […]

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Laura Guyer, PhD, RD

Dr. Guyer is teaching the next generation of health professionals to incorporate health literacy in daily practice. She developed a 3 credit class, “Fundamentals of Health Literacy,” for preprofessional health and public health students. In the service learning course “Practicum in Health Disparities,” students evaluate the literacy demands of educational materials used by Health Care […]

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Tara Concepcionvalls, CPO, USN

Monthly she trains and informs 6K Sailors and civilians in different programs about health conditions both mental and physical. She established a program that provides resources and maintains personnel mission readiness for now and for the future. Her ability to bring people together and make them feel inclusive and important is apparent through her leadership, […]

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Shapline Senestant

“Shapline is a health literacy hero because she consistently goes above and beyond to educate her patients. Shapline explains educational materials to her patients in ways they understand and answers all questions they have. When discharging patients who speak a language other than English. She takes the time to go over discharge instructions and materials […]

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“A 17th Floor RN”

About this Hero “Seasoned nurse, teacher of others about nursing. Cares about a lot and makes one feel comfortable even though I was in pain”. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Registered Nurse at Hahnemann Hospital Contact Name Richard Paredes Contact Phone 302-298-2885 Contact Email Doyazondeo0916@gmail.com

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Dr. Cheryl Hanau

About this Hero About this Hero Explains what pathology is to anyone and ensures their understanding. She breaks down what we do so that people can understand it. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Hahnemann University Hospital Contact Name Sherry Besmer Contact Phone 215-833-5009 Contact Email sherribesmer@gmail.com

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Dr. Natalie May

About this Hero Dr. May is always concerned about her patients. also, she is concerned about others that are not her patient. Anytime you have a question regarding your health she is quick to answer and she checks up on you to make sure that everything is okay. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Hahnemann University Hospital […]

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Sahil Patel

About this Hero “He did a great job on a residency project regarding patient information about Colonoscopy/Bowel Preparation that Hahnemann and Drexel gives to patients”. Posted 2016. Hero’s Affiliation Drexel Gastroenterology Fellow at Hahnemann Hospital Contact Name David Bernstein Contact Phone 205-256-3832 Contact Email daveb2003@yahoo.com

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kulakanta dandasena. Basumati Trust

About this Hero Health is wealth. Without health a person can not do anything. Health promotes well being and growth of body and mind.Promoting health requires proper nutrition and good food which is important,Promoting health requires good exercise, thought and environment and education and community support is very much needed.Good environment facilitates change in body […]

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Clare Hanbury

About this Hero Clare Hanbury is a Health Literacy Hero because she founded the charity Children for Health, an organisation which has developed a new system of health education in the developing world, with children as agents of change at its core. The approach recognises the profound influence that children have in preventing disease and […]

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