Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L
Producer & Host of Health Literacy Out Loud
Helen Osborne knows how hard it can be to understand health information. As an occupational therapist, she treated many patients with limited literacy or language skills. As an educator, she is well aware of people’s varied learning needs and styles. And as a patient, Helen knows how very hard it is to listen and remember when feeling scared, sick, or overwhelmed. Now as a health literacy consultant, Helen is working to make a difference.
Helen speaks, writes, and consults about health literacy. She is president of Health Literacy Consulting and founder of Health Literacy Month. Helen presents at conferences across the US and Canada. She also serves as plain language writer and editor on a wide variety of projects. In fact, two of these just won “gold” plain language awards from the National Institute for Health.
Now in her tenth year, Helen is a columnist for the Boston Globe Media’s On Call magazine. She is also author of several books including the award-winning Health Literacy from A-Z. And in keeping with today’s trends and technology, Helen just launched the podcast series, Health Literacy Out Loud.
Whether in-person, in print, or by podcast — Helen lets the world know why health literacy matters!