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.
Founded in 1940, AMWA is a nonprofit professional society that promotes high standards in medical writing with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. During the ceremony, Osborne presented the 2012 Honors Award to G. Timothy Johnson, MD, MPH, a Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News and one of the best known medical and health communicators in America. Previously, Dr. Johnson was the Chief Medical Editor for ABC offering on-air medical analysis for "World News," "Nightline," and "20/20." He has provided commentary on medical problems and solutions on "Good Morning America" since its debut in 1975.
Health Literacy From A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition by Helen Osborne, M.Ed, OTR/L teaches key principles and strategies of effective health communication. Featuring an easy-to-use, innovative format, this practical reference guide includes hundreds of ideas and strategies for daily clinical practice. Visit http://go.jblearning.com/HealthLiteracy for more information.