Category Archives for Team Heros

ThriveRx Nutrition Advocate Team

About This Hero: To help patients and caregivers understand and better manage the complex care required for those living on parenteral or enteral nutrition, the advocate team provides individual support and tools. The team manager authored two children’s books to explain central lines to young children and early readers. This small group of talented consumers […]

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Princess Margaret Cancer Health Literacy Research Centre

About This Hero: The Princess Margaret Cancer Health Literacy Research Centre (CHLRC) is a health literacy hero because we are committed to and focused on health literate care. We conduct research to better understand the impact of health literacy, how it contributes to overall cancer self-management and health outcomes and what the implications are for […]

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ChristianaCare Patient & Family Health Education Team

About This Hero: Our mission is “to improve the quality of life through health literate education strategies that prepare our neighbors to care for themselves and make informed choices. Our vision is for our education to “be consistent, personal, integrated and engaged”. This group of 5 nurse educators is working to transform the culture of […]

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E-DA Global Health Literacy Summit Team

About This Hero: Why E-DA Global Health Literacy Summit Team are health literacy heroes: E-DA Hospital won the organizing rights for the Global Health Literacy Summit that will be held on October 3-5th, 2021. Health literacy is in its early stages in Taiwan. E-DA decided they wanted to take the challenge of learning more on […]

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Health Literacy Champions

About This Hero A multidisciplinary team led by health literacy champions from Community Affairs, Nursing Education and Professional Development, and Research Library Services convened to analyze the hospital’s current health literacy practices and make recommendations on how to better serve our patients and families. These champions engaged hospital leadership, conducted employee surveys, focus groups virtually […]

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Project SHINE at Spring Institute

About This Hero The staff and volunteers of Project SHINE at Spring Institute provide health literacy training, community engagement activities, and patient navigation services to refugee and immigrant families living in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. Project SHINE strives to create more inclusive communities by connecting with the most isolated populations and to decrease health disparities […]

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ENSP-NOVA Health Literacy Group

About This Hero Multidisciplinary Team – Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Statistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy and Administration, Health Services Management, Health Economics, Health Sociology, Health Law – from ENSP-NOVA that works every day to empower communities, teach and train healthcare professionals, and produce recognized research in the field of health literacy and public […]

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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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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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