Mary Gynn

Mary Gynn, RN is April’s Health Literacy Hero. Mary emailed me about how she is working to make health information more understandable. Here’s just part of her story. After many years working in hospitals, Mary realized that patients do not always understand what clinicians are saying. So Mary decided to take action, starting with earning an MPH degree in worldwide public and community health. Since then, Mary’s health literacy efforts have included introducing nursing colleagues to health literacy, leading community health programs for the public, writing about health literacy for professional and peer-reviewed publications, and working with others to plan a statewide health literacy conference. Thanks Mary, you indeed are a Health Literacy Hero! Learn more about Mary Gynn’s work at