Category Archives for Team Heros

Senior Leadership at Community Healthcare Network (CHN)

Only 12% of Americans have a proficient level of health literacy; however, our health care system generally caters to this 12%, creating significant barriers to effective patient care. In 2011, Community Healthcare Network’s (CHN) senior leadership spearheaded an internally funded agency-wide health literacy initiative to address this issue. CHN’s health literacy initiative aims to improve […]

Continue reading

Helena Alves de Carvalho Sampaio, Maria da Penha Baião Passamai, Nádia Tavares Soares, Sarah Bezerra Luna Varela, Soraia Pinheiro Machado Arruda, Ana Luíza de Rezende Ferreira, Luisa Maria Oliveira Pinto, Carmem Cemires Cavalcante Costa, Claudia Machado Coelho Souza de Vasconcelos, Christiane Pineda Zanella, Claudia Belém Moura

A previous study of our group has found that people attended by the Brazilian public health service in the city of Fortaleza have inadequate health literacy. Thus, we have developed and executed a training program for the community health agents and for the health staff of the Family Health Support Unit based on the assumptions […]

Continue reading

Pflugerville Independent School District Wellness CHAMPS

PfISD’s Wellness CHAMPS are dedicated to educating and energizing 3200 staff members to help ensure optimal learning for 24,000 students. CHAMPS collaboratively plan and implement district-wide and site-based strategies that empower teachers to own their health. The wellness program’s “From A to Z…OWN YOUR HEALTH” catch phrase aligns with the District’s mission “to provide a […]

Continue reading

Integrated Health Literacy Program (IHLP)

With support of Worcester County Public Schools and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland, Atlantic General Hospital has created an innovative way to increase health literacy in the public school classroom. Through the use of existing STEM standards, Worcester County teachers collaborate with health and education professionals to […]

Continue reading

UHN Patient & Family Education Program

With a growing demand on patients to take more active roles in their health, many are seeking medical information from sources such as the Internet. Yet, because 60% of Canadians lack health literacy skills, many will have difficulty using this information. The UHN Patient and Family Education (PFE) Program ensures patients and families have the […]

Continue reading

Kathleen Smith-Wenning, MA, RRT

ENGLISH FOR YOUR HEALTH: English Practice and Pronunciation – Learn English while you learn about your health. Come join the Respiratory Care students and faculty from the Rutgers University Respiratory Care Program at Long Branch Public Library, Long Branch, NJ – Thursdays 6:00-7:30PM BACKGROUND: Limited English-proficient speakers often have a low level of health literacy in the English […]

Continue reading

Helena A. C. Sampaio, Soraia P. M. Arruda, Clarice M. A. C. Vergara, Cláudia M. C. S. Vasconcelos, Daianne C. Rocha, Tatiana U. Passos, Sabrina D. Sabry, Bruna Y. C. Silva, Ana L. R. Ferreira, Elainy P. Mariano, Ehrika V. A. Menezes, Ana J. N. Oliveira, Lais M. Aguiar, Mariana D. Cordeiro, Raissa M. A. Lima, Karen M. Timbó, Nayranne H. C. Tavares, Patrícia C. Alves, Itamara A. Silva, Walter C. P. Vasconcelos Filho, Maria B. B. Andrade, Yanna L. M. Paiva, Bruna Borges, Ayana F. Meneses

People need to talk about health literacy since their early professional training. Unfortunately, in general, universities don’t include this theme in their curriculum. We developed an activity to celebrate health literacy month and to put this theme under discussion at our University. Universidade Estadual do Ceará Helena Alves de Carvalho Sampaio 55 85 988028796 dr.hard2@gmail.com

Continue reading

Nursing Resource Office

About this Hero All shift directions are advocates for health literacy as a support for all families who enter our facility. Shift directors are able to provide real time education during rapid response/code situations or during rounding. We are also a resource for staff nurses to utilize during their shifts and for all the patients […]

Continue reading

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

About this Hero Our team has worked hard to host several events for health literacy month. true teamwork!!! Laura McNeely, Director Patient Experience is a rock star at leading our team!!! We are hosting a health literacy fair with superhero theme… will wear capes…cupcakes with hero toppers…children’s book drive with chances to win child’s superhero […]

Continue reading