Past Awardees

The Winners of the 2017 IHA Health Literacy Awards with Michael Villaire, President / CEO of IHA.
From left to right: Betty Perez-Rivera, Tiffany C. Rivera, Peter Chang, Kristine Sorenson, Jann Keenan, Michael Villaire, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Bridget Gawinowicz, Kari LaScala, Michele Erikson, and Steve Sparks.

Innovative Programs
  • 2017 – Let’s Talk About Medicines: Workshops for Refugees and Immigrants by Wisconsin Health Literacy
  • 2016 – Health Literacy for Young People and Families by Ira Combs, North Omaha Area Health
  • 2016 – Clayton and Candra Got You Covered! by Health Literacy Missouri
  • 2015 – En Familia: Families Partnering for Health by KDH Research and Communication
  • 2014 – Integrating Traditional Cultural Methods to Promote Health Literacy by Leslie Susan Kawaioni’okekaikaiona’okalani Ko and Holistic Honu Wellness Center
  • 2013 – TAHLC Peer Language Navigators Projects by Polly Smith, Rhonda Johnson, and The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative (TAHLC)
  • 2012 – Health Literacy e-Learning Course by Sara Voit, Jill Cobrin, Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. and its Center for Affiliated Learning
  • 2011 – Providing Culturally Responsive Care: Technical Assistance Project by Veronica Estrella Murillo and the California Family Health Council, Inc.
  • 2010 – Time to Talk CARDIO by Canyon Ranch Institute, AAFP Foundation, RIASWorks, and Merck & Co., Inc.
  • 2009 – UCLA / Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute by Ariella Herman and the UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • 2008 – Hair, Heart and Health by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • 2007 – Health Literacy Awareness Campaign by the Aetna Health Literacy Team
  • 2006 – Home Safety Council’s Fire Safety Literacy Project by The Home Safety Council
  • 2005 – Healthy Living, Healthy Lives by Susan Hurvitz and the Lake County Adult Learning Connection
Published Materials
  • 2017 – Self-management Guidebook Series by the Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare and the American College of Physicians
  • 2016 – Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project by Richmond Public Library’s Literacy for Every Adult Program
  • 2015 – University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Website and App by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Health Literacy Team
  • 2014 – Interpreter Services Series by Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. and The Center for Affiliated Learning
  • 2013 – California WIC Preschool Nutrition Handout Series by Poppy Strode and the California Department of Public Health, WIC Program
  • 2012 – Feel Your Best: Patient Education Brochures by Lori Hall and Lilly USA, LLC
  • 2011 – Your Breast Care: Helpful Hints for Women by Brandy Jones and Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • 2010 – The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Parent Education Package by Amy J. Neil and James S. Rue
  • 2009 – Healthy Living Dialog Weight Loss Toolkit by Catherine Arnold and Health Dialog
  • 2008 – Medical Access Project by Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley, and the Department of Health Care Services, Medical Managed Care Division
  • 2007 – EmmiHealth Chronic Illness Programs for Low Back Pain, Asthma, and Diabetes by Emmi Solutions
  • 2006 – MACLPPP Health Education Materials by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Center for Environmental Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • 2005 – Men & … Take Charge by Nancy Gonzales-Caro, Mary Nelson, and the ETR Associates’ Publishing Division
Research
  • 2017 – An Anti-Smoking Curriculum Increases Health Literacy for Parents and Guardians of Children with Asthma in East Harlem by Tiffany C. Rivera and the Institute of Education for the Care of Chronic Diseases
  • 2016 – Health Literate Patient Labeling by Laurie Myers, Amy Dubost, and Juliette Faughnan
  • 2015 – Overcoming Colonoscopy Fears by Darmouth-Hitchcock, Gastroenterology, and Emmi Solutions
  • 2013 – CRI Life Enrichment Program by Canyon Ranch Institute
  • 2013 – Picture This: Designing mHealth for Low Health Literacy Populations by Christine Kennedy and the University of San Francisco
  • 2012 – SipSmartER: A Nutrition Literacy Approach to Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages by Jamie Zoellner and Virginia Tech
  • 2011 – Improved Health Literacy with Clinical Pharmacy Series by Share Our Selves Free Medical Clinic
  • 2010 – Nutrition Labels: The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Maternal Response to a Brief Teaching Intervention by Catherine Wiley and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • 2009 – The Availability of Spanish Prescription Labels: A Multistate Survey by Stacy Cooper Bailey and Northwestern University
  • 2008 – Aetna Asthma Health Literacy Study by Dexter Campinha-Bacote and the Aetna Asthma Health Literacy Project Team
  • 2007 – Addressing the Health Literacy Challenge in a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program by Monina R. Lahoz and MCPHS School of Pharmacy – Worcester
  • 2006 – Health Literacy and Leveled Hypertension Literacy Education by Patricia Patterson and Lamar University – Beaumont, Texas
  • 2005 – Impact of a Targeted Program Designed to Encourage Patients to Ask Questions Pertaining to Their Health by Jean Mau, Jill Vana, Lee Joesten, Harold Shafter, Patricia Glosner, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
International
  • 2017 – The International Health Literacy Association by Peter Chang, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, and Kristine Sorensen
  • 2016 – Changzhou Migrant Workers Wellness Guide by Eye Wen-jing Lee, Linda Neuhauser, and the Changzhou Family Planning Association
  • 2016 – Health Literacy New Zealand by Susan Reid
Health Literacy Hero Awards
  • 2017 – Jann Keenan
  • 2015 – Cynthia Baur
  • 2013 – Andrew Pleasant
  • 2012 – Janet Ohene-Frempong
  • 2011 – Cecilia and Leonard Doak
  • 2010 – Rima E. Rudd