Category: Guest Posts


One of my first projects as a VISTA was to establish a sustainable lending library. Our lending library has become a valuable resource to the families we serve and continues to grow with donated items from community partners. Establishing a Read more…


A recent round-table held by the Institute of Medicine focused on Health Literacy and Primary/Secondary healthcare prevention found that; “The health system can be a cornerstone with interventions that promote healthful behaviors with the provision of health information addressing common risk factors Read more…


In September 2012, I presented a webinar, which gave simple ways to connect with students during the initial hours of a GED class. My colleagues and I discussed the importance of establishing a rapport with your students. We discussed the Read more…


Prescription container labeling has long been an enormous obstacle in improving health literacy, as readers often struggle with ease of understanding, terminology, directions, and formatting issues.  However, for the first time ever, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is publishing new standards Read more…


Besides physical injuries that are sustained during wartime, the most common ailments affecting our troops today are mental health problems.  The most prevalent mental health issue is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.  PTSD occurs after experiencing a traumatic event, Read more…

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