About This Hero:
I believe I am a Health Literacy Hero because giving patients and family caregivers the medical information they need most in their native language as well as a learning style the is conducive to their individual needs is my daily mission. I have worked with healthcare professionals, healthcare system administrators as well as leaders within the communities of Central Florida to promote health literacy and improve the health and overall quality of life for all community members. Not only have I converted all health literacy education sessions into virtual sessions, I have also recorded these sessions so they are available 24/7 for all patients, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, and community members. I have been awarded $59,500 over the past three years in order to conduct health literacy outreach within and outside of my hospital system offering services and resources to all free of charge.
Consumer Health Librarian – Orlando Health