Jan Potter is a communications specialist with the Partnership for Health and Accountability, a division of the Georgia Hospital Association. Among her many accomplishments, Jan designed a bulletin board system on a variety of health education topics. These bulletin boards are free for others to download and use. In addition, Jan works on a wide range of projects, newsletters, and websites. Her most recent is an online toolkit to promote tobacco-free hospital campuses in Georgia.
In this Health Literacy Out Loud podcast, she talks with Helen Osborne about using humor and graphics to convey health information. Topics include:
- How bulletin boards help draw attention to important health information
- Ways to use color, humor, and graphics to engage and empower patients
- Tips to create your own bulletin boards or build on what others have done
More ways to learn:
- CDC Public Health Image Library: http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/home.asp
- Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability: www.gha.org/pha
- GHA Bulletin Board index: http://www.gha.org/pha/resources/bulletinboards/index.asp
- GHA Tobacco-Free Campus Toolkit: http://www.gha.org/pha/Community/TobaccoFree/Toolkit/index.asp
- Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online catalogue: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
- Osborne, H. “In Other Words…Using Humor and Graphics to Convey Healthcare Essentials.” On Call Magazine, October 2007. http://www.healthliteracy.com/article.asp?PageID=6628
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 38, 40.
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