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    October is Health Literacy Month!

    Posted by charlottes on Oct 11, 2015 1:59:41 PM

    Organizations and individuals promote Health Literacy month to raise awareness about the need for understandable health information. This annual event was founded by Jones & Bartlett Learning's author, Helen Osborne.

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    Topics: health literacy month, health professionals, Health Professions, Helen Osborne, Health Literacy A to Z

    October is Health Literacy Month

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

    October 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.”

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    Topics: Health literacy, health literacy month, Helen Osborne

    October is Health Literacy Month

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 9, 2012 3:42:42 PM

    This month marks the 13th anniversary of Health Literacy Month, a grassroots initiative founded by 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."

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    Topics: allied health, Richard L. O'Brien, Cynthia Theresa Cook, Health literacy, Health Literacy Week, Helen Osborne, Michael P. Pagano, Patti R. Rose, Rose S. Fife, Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, Sarina Schrager

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Title Wins 2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication and Neil Duane Award of Distinction

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 8, 2012 3:23:58 PM

    Health Literacy From A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition by Helen Osborne has been awarded two high honors: a 2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication and a 2012 Neil Duane Award of Distinction from the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

    According to Jill Shuman, director of the Will Solimene Awards program,

    “Helen’s book was selected from among the many outstanding entries submitted to this year’s competition. The Will Solimene Awards and Neil Duane Awards are presented biennially for print and electronic entries that represent excellence in overall biomedical communication, as judged by a panel of experienced and award-winning writers and editors. Health Literacy From A to Z, Second Edition was initially one of 18 winners selected for the Association's Will Solimene Award and was later selected from that elite group to win a Neil Duane Award.”

    The First Edition of Health Literacy From A to Z received the 2006 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication.

    “Congratulations to two-time award-winning author Helen Osborne on these prestigious achievements. Jones & Bartlett Learning authors are world-leading experts and these awards show why,” said Alison Pendergast, Chief Marketing Officer, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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    Topics: allied health, Author, G. Timothy Johnson, Health literacy, healthcare communication, Helen Osborne, Neil Duane Award of Distinction, Will Solimene Award, Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Comm

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