Category Archives for Organization Heros

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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Urology of Central Pennsylvania

About This Hero Urology of Central Pennsylvania (UCPA) is Health Literacy Hero because their practice actively communicates and encourages patients and the community to learn more about their health. UCPA hosts seminars and support groups about health concerns where health providers and health literature are provided. UCPA’s staff also regularly write and share blogs and […]

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START WITH SLEEP LLC

About This Hero START WITH SLEEP educates and advocates to address one of the most overlooked factors when managing and maintaining long term health – how well individuals sleep. Hero’s Affiliation Sleep Health Educator + Owner. Contact Name Soda Kuczkowski Contact Email soda@startwithsleep.com

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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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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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The Walking Classroom Institute

The problems of childhood inactivity, obesity, and low student performance are all addressed by The Walking Classroom’s active learning program. The program reaches >10,000 kids each year and encourages healthy lifestyle choices through its use of regular exercise and presentation of health messages before every podcast. By walking while learning core curriculum and health messages […]

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