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