Category Archives for Team Heros

Translational Research Team

About this Hero This TR team has a goal to help families stay safer and prevent child injury. This is done by “translating” published research into usable, health literate formats so the information quickly gets into the hands of those who need it most – families and caregivers. Health literacy is a foundation block of […]

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Education Team

About this Hero We have created and are continuing to create plain language definitions of critical medical speciality terms our clinicians use. These one-page glossaries are of particular help to interpreters who speak languages that frequently do not have companion terms for many English clinical terms. In those circumstances, without these glossaries, clinicians have to […]

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Akanksha Jaiswal, Ankita Arora

About this Hero Akanksha Jaiswal and Ankita Arora are both Indian dentists. They observed the lack of reliable health information available in regional languages in India, and the upward phenomenon of Indians becoming digitally competent and seeking health information on the internet. Sehat Funde (Health fundamentals) is the brainchild of Akanksha Jaiswal, who is also […]

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Sinai Urban Health Institute Asthma Team

The Health Literacy Hero award for September goes to the Sinai Urban Health Institute Asthma Team. Operating under a program called “Helping Children Breathe and Thrive” within Chicago Housing Authority developments, this team has helped more than 180 clients with asthma who live in underserved communities. The asthma team’s health educators meet clients in their homes—teaching […]

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