Central Colorado AHEC

About this Hero

Central Colorado Area Health Education Center posted weekly updates on social media to reach community members and partners during health literacy month. Posts focused on what Health Literacy is, why it is important, and how our community members and partners can help. Through these engaging posts, we also included resources that they could seek on learning the key principles and strategies of effective health communication, workshops, panels, and presentations to watch, and newsletters, podcasts, and transcripts to read all focusing on health literacy. Posted 2016.”Shapline is a health literacy hero because she consistently goes above and beyond to educate her patients. Shapline explains educational materials to her patients in ways they understand and answers all questions they have. When discharging patients who speak a language other than English. She takes the time to go over discharge instructions and materials step by step utilizing the language line. She ensures that her patients understand the material and takes the time to answer their questions.” Posted 2016.Central Colorado Area Health Education Center posted weekly updates on social media to reach community members and partners during health literacy month. Posts focused on what Health Literacy is, why it is important, and how our community members and partners can help. Through these engaging posts, we also included resources that they could seek on learning the key principles and strategies of effective health communication, workshops, panels, and presentations to watch, and newsletters, podcasts, and transcripts to read all focusing on health literacy. Posted 2016.

Hero’s Affiliation

National AHEC Organization Affiliate

Contact Name

Krislyn Erickson

Contact Phone

303-353-9280

Contact Email

krislyn@centralcoahec.org