About Helen Osborne

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 works 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 around the world. She also serves as plain language writer and editor on a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Helen was honored to receive the esteemed Alvarez Award for Excellence in Health Communication from the American Medical Writers Association.

Helen is author of several books including the best selling, award-winning Health Literacy from A-Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018). And in keeping with today’s trends and technology, Helen produces and hosts the podcast series, Health Literacy Out Loud.

In person, in print, and by podcast — Helen lets the world know why health literacy matters!

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