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  • Using Plain Language, Metaphors, Stories, and Visuals to Communicate Your Health Message Putting Patients First Through Health Literacy: Workshop December 2, 2012 Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L
  • The best way to prevent the flu is with a flu vaccinePeople 65 years and older are recommended for annual seasonalflu vaccination. People 65 and older who have not yet gotten aseasonal flu vaccine should still seek vaccination, althoughsupplies of seasonal flu vaccine are limited because of earlyavailability of, and high interest in, seasonal flu vaccine this year.People 65 years and older are now encouraged to seekvaccination against 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Supplies of the vaccinesto protect against the 2009 H1N1 virus have increaseddramatically and most places have opened up vaccination toanyone who wants it. This vaccine is the best way to protectagainst the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus. Those who have beenpatiently waiting to receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, includingpeople 65 years and older, are now encouraged to get vaccinated.What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older. From:
  • Know what to do about the fluThe best way you can help prevent the flu is by getting two flushots. One is a shot to prevent the seasonal (winter) flu. Theother is a shot to prevent a new flu called H1N1.The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends thatpeople who are at least 65 years old get both shots. You mayhave heard a while ago that there was not enough flu vaccine.That has changed and there now is enough vaccine foreveryone who wants flu shots.There is no need to wait any longer. Get your flu shots today.From: Helen Osborne
  • Everyone learns from visualsFrom: Mireille Boutry MD
  • Using photographsFrom: Living with Diabetes: An Everyday Guide for You and Your Family American College of Physicians Foundation
  • Using simple illustrationsFrom: Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes By Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson: Tricycle Press
  • Using pictographsFrom: Peter Houts PhD
  • “Stick” figure
  • “Salt shaker” figure Inspired by Mike Artell,
  • How will YOU communicate your health message?Thank you for being a Health Literacy Hero! ~Helen Osborne