Health Literacy @ UNC
On this page you will find information on health literacy happenings on campus at UNC, Chapel Hill.
Impact Measurement and Visualization
The Impact Measurement and Visualization (IMV) team and librarians at the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have partnered with NC Health Literacy to create these data visualizations representing publications by UNC-affiliated researchers on the topic of health literacy. These publications were collected by searching PubMed and Scopus bibliographic databases. The two data visualizations below present collaborations between UNC Schools and the health literacy topics examined within the publications.
This visualization represents the collaborations within UNC, regarding the field of health literacy.
This visualization represents the range of health literacy topics published by researchers at UNC. The topic words were selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms associated with each of the publications.
Articles by UNC Scholars on Health Literacy
Below you will find articles by UNC scholars published in PubMed on topics related to health literacy.
Allied Health Ambassador Elise Widman Presents on Effectively Translating Health Information for Patients
As an Allied Health Ambassador, Elise Widman presented at the bi-annual “Difference Matters” on the topic of health literacy and what she learned about it through her studies. The focus of the “Difference Matters” events is to apply what students learn in school to real-life scenarios for the benefit of patients. In this particular session, Widman also focused on practical solutions and health literacy resources available on campus and beyond.
Widman is part of the allied health ambassador program. The student ambassadors serve as allied health representatives at various college fairs, school tours and campus events. They are an elite group of students, with strong leadership abilities, a positive attitude about UNC-CH, excellent communication skills, and good academic standing. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in any division of the Department of Allied Health Sciences with a grade point average meeting the standards of their current program. These students also must exhibit a history of student involvement prior to attending UNC-CH and participate in an interview and ambassador orientation.
You can read more about the allied health ambassador program here.