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    October is Health Literacy Month

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 8, 2013 12:21:53 PM

    Health Literacy MonthOctober marks the 14th anniversary of Health Literacy Month, a grassroots initiative founded by award-winning Jones & Bartlett Learning author, Helen Osborne, to raise awareness about the need for more easily understandable health communication. This year’s theme is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.”

    Wondering how you can become a Health Literacy Hero? HealthLiteracy.com suggests starting with taking action and finding ways to improve how you communicate health information. Health Literacy Heroes can include individuals, teams, and organizations who not only identify health literacy problems but also act to solve them. Here are some examples.

    Health Literacy from A to Z Learn more about health literacy with Helen Osborne's Health Literacy From A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition, our award-winning and easy to use handbook designed for both healthcare students the busy health professional.

    In a 5-star review from Doody's Review Service, Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, from William Beaumont Hospitals writes that it,

    "...would prove a worthy resource for all healthcare providers and bedside caregivers as well as medical and college libraries. This is an excellent book and highly recommended."

    Want to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now, listen to a podcast with Helen Osborne, or visit our website.

    Topics: Health literacy, health literacy month, Helen Osborne

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