About Helen Osborne
Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR
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 patients with a range of abilities and challenges. As an educator, Helen is aware of the many ways that people learn. And as a patient and caregiver herself, Helen knows how hard it can be to listen and remember when feeling scared, sick, and overwhelmed. Now as a health literacy consultant, Helen works to improve how we communicate about health.
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 editor on a wide variety of projects. 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, Third Edition (2022). She also produces and hosts the podcast interview series, Health Literacy Out Loud.