Health Literacy Month

October
2022

October is Health Literacy Month – a time when health organizations, literacy programs, libraries, social service agencies, businesses, professional associations, government agencies and other groups can work together to integrate and expand the mission of health literacy – to build a world where our collective efforts will lead to health equity, where all people can attain positive health outcomes.

Join the Conversation

Connect with health literacy experts at our free webinars and workshops during health literacy month.
Learn more and save your spot today!

Webinar:
Empowering Health Literacy For All

Wednesday, October 5 @ 12pm EST

Join our panel of health literacy experts across backgrounds in health, art and business for a conversation around real-world applications of health literacy, their impacts and what you can do on an individual and organizational level to improve health outcomes. Speakers include:

  • Shelagh Fraser, MD (Internal Medicine Physician & Chief Medical Officer, Priority Physicians/LifeOmic)
  • Russell Bennett (Strategy & Marketing Consultant, IHA)
  • Terri Y. McGuire, MPH, MHS, PA-C (Physician Assistant & CEO, eVolve Health and Wellness Community)
  • Michelle Paul (Health Writer & Content Manager, LifeOmic)
  • DiAn Augustus (Artist & Storyteller)

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Virtual Workshop:
How to Use the Lifeology Builder to Promote Health Literacy

Thursday, October 20 @ 12pm EST

In this webinar, learn how to create your own Lifeology courses with the Lifeology Builder! We will also chat about features within the Lifeology Builder as well as practices we’ve honed in the creation of own Library courses to help you create content that is more health literate and accessible. Take lessons from the Lifeology team’s approach to creating and building flashcard courses to create your own high-quality science, health or patient education materials!

Register

Virtual Workshop:
How to Use the Lifeology Builder to Promote Health Literacy

Thursday, October 20 @ 12pm EST

In this webinar, learn how to create your own Lifeology courses with the Lifeology Builder! We will also chat about features within the Lifeology Builder as well as practices we’ve honed in the creation of own Library courses to help you create content that is more health literate and accessible. Take lessons from the Lifeology team’s approach to creating and building flashcard courses to create your own high-quality science, health or patient education materials!

Register

Join the Lifeology Challenge:
Health Literacy Month Courseathon

Submissions accepted until October 31st at 5:00pm EST

Participate in Health Literacy Month by creating a Lifeology-powered course to help build people’s mental health literacy! You can earn up to $1,000 for creating a course that you submit for use and re-use in the official Lifeology Library!

Geting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Come up with and outline an idea for a Lifeology-powered course about an aspect of mental health. We encourage you to pitch your idea to us for feedback at lifeology@lifeomic.com. Get started with our course writing guidlines and template ether by yourself or with an artist!
  2. Submit either a) a course script in a storyboard format with visual notes, or b) a fully developed and completed course published with the Lifeology Builder!
  3. If your course fits into our courseathon topic and meets our standards, get paid $200 for the writing and/or $800 for the illustration of a 15-20 card course to get your course placed into the Lifeology Library! You will also receive a free Pro subscription to the Lifeology Builder for 1 year.

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Health Literacy Resources

Health Literacy - A Global Goal

Lifeology blog about the factors that influence the concept of health literacy.

By Chitra Malolan

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How to Build Trust in Science and Health

Lifeology course on the Health Trust Gap and how you can help to fix it through better communication.

By: Paige Brown Jarreau

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What Is An Infodemic and How Can We Prevent It?

Lifeology course on what an infodemic is and what you can do to slow and prevent the spread of misinformation.

By: Paige Brown Jarreau

View the Course

Health Literacy - A Global Goal

Lifeology blog about the factors that influence the concept of health literacy.

By Chitra Malolan

Read the Blog

How to Build Trust in Science and Health

Lifeology course on the Health Trust Gap and how you can help to fix it through better communication.

By: Paige Brown Jarreau

View the Course

What Is An Infodemic and How Can We Prevent It?

Lifeology course on what an infodemic is and what you can do to slow and prevent the spread of misinformation.

By: Paige Brown Jarreau

View the Course

Countering Misinformation in the Information Age

Lifeology course about why misinformation spreads so rapidly in today's age and how to arm yourself with knowledge to counteract it.

By: Aditi Subramaniam

View the Course

A Case for Healthy Literacy in the Workplace

Blog about how organizations can promote positive health behaviors with health literacy tools in the workplace.

By: Allison Barkel

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How to Advocate for Your Health

Lifeology course about how to be your own advocate in your health journey.

View the Course

Countering Misinformation in the Information Age

Lifeology course about why misinformation spreads so rapidly in today's age and how to arm yourself with knowledge to counteract it.

By: Aditi Subramaniam

View the Course

A Case for Healthy Literacy in the Workplace

Blog about how organizations can promote positive health behaviors with health literacy tools in the workplace.

By: Allison Barkel

Read the Blog

How to Advocate for Your Health

Lifeology course about how to be your own advocate in your health journey.

View the Course

Empathy in Science Communication

Lifeology course about how to empathize when talking about controversial science topics.

By: Reyhaneh Maktoufi

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The Health Trust Gap and How to Fix It (Featuring Kristen Bell)

Video of SXSW 2021 panel explaining more about the Health Trust Gap and what steps we can take in bridging this gap.

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Using a Health Equity Lens for Inclusive Communication

CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication emphasizes the importance of addressing all people inclusively and respectfully. These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators, within and outside of CDC ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus.

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Empathy in Science Communication

Lifeology course about how to empathize when talking about controversial science topics.

By: Reyhaneh Maktoufi

View the Course

The Health Trust Gap and How to Fix It (Featuring Kristen Bell)

Video of SXSW 2021 panel explaining more about the Health Trust Gap and what steps we can take in bridging this gap.

Watch Video

Using a Health Equity Lens for Inclusive Communication

CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication emphasizes the importance of addressing all people inclusively and respectfully. These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators, within and outside of CDC ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus.

View Article

Leverage our Health Literacy Tools for Individuals and Organizations

LifeOmic Precision Wellness

LifeOmic Precision Wellness is a corporate wellness program that combines physical fitness, mental health support and clinical grade interventions to improve employee wellbeing while ultimately reducing healthcare costs for organizations.

Try a free trial!

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Lifeology

Lifeology allows anyone to create beautifully illustrated “flashcard” courses that leverage self-paced learning, art, storytelling and collaboration to build health and science literacy.

First published course is free!

Learn More

LIFE Ascent

LIFE Ascent is a personal wellness program designed to give individuals simple, actionable behaviors that can help reduce their risk of chronic disease, lose weight and live a long, healthy life.

Use promo code “TEAM” to get $100 off an annual subscription!

Learn More

LifeOmic Precision Wellness

LifeOmic Precision Wellness is a corporate wellness program that combines physical fitness, mental health support and clinical grade interventions to improve employee wellbeing while ultimately reducing healthcare costs for organizations.

Try a free trial!

Learn More

Lifeology

Lifeology allows anyone to create beautifully illustrated “flashcard” courses that leverage self-paced learning, art, storytelling and collaboration to build health and science literacy.

First published course is free!

Learn More

LIFE Ascent

LIFE Ascent is a personal wellness program designed to give individuals simple, actionable behaviors that can help reduce their risk of chronic disease, lose weight and live a long, healthy life.

Use promo code “TEAM” to get $100 off an annual subscription!

Learn More

Check out our recordings of
past events on-demand.