Category Archives for Organization Heros

Eden Home Health Care LLC

About this Hero Sunila is supportive and promotes education on health literacy for patients, families, and staff. She has supported and directed managers to build up the company’s health literacy library, and constantly updating and adding more resources. Hero Affiliation Physical therapist owned non franchise home Health Company – Sunila Varghese Contact Name Ami Contact […]

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Latrece Johnson

About this Hero Latrece Johnson, MEd, MS is an advocate for thyroid health awareness and knowledge. She is the facilitator of the Mobile chapter of Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association, Inc., a worldwide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. Hero Affiliation Paisley Butterfly 13 Founding Advocate, https://paisleybutterfly13.wordpress.com/about/ThyCa Mobile Facilitatorhttp://www.thyca.org/sg/al_mobile/ […]

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients®

About this Hero NCCN aims to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment information in easy-to-understand language for people with cancer and the general public. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are translations of the NCCN Guidelines. These patient guidelines are meant to help people with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. […]

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IHA: Gloria Mayer and Michael Villaire

Health Literacy Heroes for March 2013 are Gloria Mayer (President and  CEO) and Michael Villaire (Chief Operating Officer) of IHA (Institute of Healthcare Advancement). For a dozen years, Gloria and Michael have organized, led, and otherwise made possible IHA’s annual health literacy conference. From my perspective as an attendee and session speaker, this conference offers a hub of […]

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Wake Health Literacy Coalition

The Health Literacy Hero Award for May goes to North Carolina’s Wake Health Literacy Coalition. Its mission is to improve health literacy throughout Wake County. Volunteer members include clinicians, public health specialists, health educators and librarians – all who help educate professionals and the public about ways to clearly communicate about health. The Wake Health […]

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HELP (Health Education Library for People)

The Health Literacy Hero for June 2013 is HELP (Health Education Library for People) based in Mumbai, India. Founded as a modest-sized patient education resource center in 1997 by Drs. Aniruddha and Anjali Malpani, HELP is now India’s largest patient education center–housing thousands of books, pamphlets, health care magazines, and audiovisuals on all aspects of […]

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Health Information Translations

The Health Literacy Hero award for July goes to Health Information Translations—an online resource providing plain language health education resources for health care professionals working with limited English proficient populations. This website is a collaboration of health education specialists from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, and Nationwide Children’s […]

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MHQP (Massachusetts Health Quality Partners)

The Health Literacy Hero for August is MHQP (Massachusetts Health Quality Partners). MHQP is a non-profit, broad-based coalition that not only provides clinicians with reliable information about quality of care but also communicates this data to the public in ways they can access, use, and understand. MHQP is a long-time health literacy champion. I know […]

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Partnership and Collaboration

For October 2013, I am honoring the concept of partnership and collaboration as a Health Literacy Hero. I knew from the start of this initiative that the best way to raise health literacy awareness was by doing so together. How right I was. And still am. Since 1999, healthcare providers, patients, family members, caregivers, teachers, students, […]

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