Health Literacy Out Loud: 200 Episodes of Listening & Learning (HLOL #200)

Adam Weiss brings years of experience in podcasting, online video, and live broadcasting with a specific focus on scientific and medical content. He has hosted, launched, or produced podcasts for clients that include the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the American Institute of Physics, and the Western Veterinary Conference. One of his early projects was starting the podcast series for Boston’s Museum of Science.

Adam has been the Health Literacy Out Loud podcast editor since Helen started this series in 2008. In honor of its 200th episode, Helen and Adam discuss:

  • Podcasts keep growing in popularity. Reasons why audio podcasts offer an accessible, affordable, conversational, and convenient way to listen and learn.
  • Health literacy keeps growing, too. How HLOL podcasts have helped raise health literacy awareness and shared strategies to communicate more clearly. This information can benefit professionals, patients, families, and the public.
  • Lessons learned from producing 200 HLOL podcasts. Includes taking a risk to try something new, partnering with others who bring needed skills, identifying what does and doesn’t work, and celebrating success all along the way.

More ways to learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Especially relevant to this podcast is Chapter 33 that focuses on audio media

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Ergonomics–Staying Healthy When Using Technology (HLOL #76)

Karen Jacobs Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA is an occupational therapist and a board certified ergonomist. Her extensive list of accomplishments includes being a professor and program director for the post-professional distance education OT programs at Boston University and editing/ authoring numerous books and articles. She is the founding editor of WORK and former president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

A primary focus of Dr. Jacobs’ research is about ergonomics. Specifically, how using notebook computers, tablets, backpacks, and other technology affects students of all ages. Ergonomics matters to professionals, too. In this podcast, Karen Jacobs talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Ergonomics: How workplace tools, equipment, and the environment affects individuals and populations
  • Why ergonomics matters to health communicators
  • What we can do to stay healthy when using technology

More Ways to Learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 40.

Read a transcript of this podcast.