Work Samples

Who Can You Trust?
Health Information and the Internet

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CLG Member
Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi

Role
Curriculum developer, teacher trainer, project coordinator

Description
Three lesson curriculum with project-based learning component. Designed for use with middle and high school students.

Organization
River Valley Health Communities Coalition, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – New England Region

 

STAYING HEALTHY: An English Learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living

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CLG Member
Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi

Role
Development team leader, co-author, plain language editor, health literacy consultant

Description
A highly illustrated easy-to-read health book with accompanying teacher’s guide

Organization
Florida Literacy Coalition

 

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease:
Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging

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CLG Member
Wendy Mettger

Role
Plain language writer and editor, design consultant, field tester

Description
Comprehensive guide for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Organization
National Institute on Aging

 

Thinking About Your Family Health History

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CLG Member
Wendy Mettger

Role
Plain language writer and editor, design consultant, field tester

Description
An introduction to what a family health history is, why it is important to know about, and how to complete a family health history form. A form is included in the back of the booklet with clear instructions on how to fill it out.

Organization
March of Dimes

Plain Language Pediatrics: Health Literacy Strategies and Communication Resources for Common Pediatric Topics

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CLG Member
Audrey Riffenburgh

Role
Plain language editor, health literacy consultant, design consultant

Description
Guide for improving communication between pediatricians and their patients and families. Includes 25 education handouts in plain English and plain Spanish.

Organization
American Academy of Pediatrics

 

¡Prevenga que alguien se envenene! Vea cómo la familia López se mantiene sana y salva…

Prevent Poisoning! See how the Lopez family stays safe…

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CLG Member
Audrey Riffenburgh

Role
Co-author, project manager, low literacy editor, art director, health literacy consultant

Description
Two books on preventing poisoning in the home. Based on photonovela (comic book) style. Five brief scenarios in easy-to-read text. Separate Spanish and English language documents.

Organization
Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, National Network of Poison Control Centers

¡Tienen razón las Bellas Mujeres! Libro de información y recetas para nuestro camino a la buena salud.

The Beautiful Women have it figured out! Information and recipe book for our road to good health

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CLG Member
Lorena Sprager

Role
Author

Description
Easy to read illustrated health information and recipe book in Spanish and English. Written in Spanish then translated to English (separate Spanish language and English language documents)

Organization
La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center, Inc.

 

Nuestro Camino a la Buena Salud: Un currículum para aprender estrategias de controlar el peso de manera saludable y una guía para usarlas para promover la salud en su comunidad

Our Road to Good Health: A curriculum to learn healthy weight strategies and a guide to using them to promote health in your community

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CLG Member
Lorena Sprager

Role
Author

Description
Community Health Worker healthy weight management program guide and 20 class Popular Education curriculum (separate Spanish language and English language documents)
Organization
La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center, Inc.

 

When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer:
A Guide for Teens

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CLG Member
Jann Keenan–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Co-author, health literacy consultant

Description
Illustrated guidebook written for youth wanting answers about cancer. This 100-page guide was awarded the NIH Plain Language Award, Outstanding Category and the Silver National Health Information Award.

Organization
National Cancer Institutes, National Institutes of Health

 

Safe Use of Medicines:
Take your medicines the right way–each day!

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CLG Member
Jann Keenan–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Co-author, art director, health literacy consultant

Description
Practical tips for older adults about over-the-counter and prescription medicine safety. This booklet was awarded the NIH Plain Language Award, Gold Category.

Organization
National Institutes on Aging, Administration on Aging, Meals on Wheels

 

Making the Choice: Deciding What to Do About Early Stage Prostate Cancer

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CLG Member
Janet Ohene-Frempong–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Co-author, plain language editor

Description
A guide, for men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, that gives facts about the disease, their treatment choices, and the possible results of those choices

Organization
Michigan Cancer Consortium

 

I’m Going To Be O.K.: How to Deal with Diabetes Until You Get a Place of Your Own

CLG Member
Janet Ohene-Frempong–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Co-author, plain language editor

Description
A diabetes guidebook for people in living in homeless shelters and transitional housing

Organization
Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Safe well water?

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CLG Member
Sue Stableford–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Concept co-developer, plain language writer,audience tester

Description
Consumer booklet to encourage well owners to test their wells on a regular schedule. Includes information about why and how to do so.

Organization
University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Health

Cancer Research Choices

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CLG Member
Sue Stableford–CLG Emeritus Member

Role
Co-author, plain language writer, research team member

Description
Guide to help adults understand and consider joining cancer clinical research trials. Special focus on engaging minority participants.

Organization
Slyvester Cancer Center University of Miami