About Helen Osborne

Helen Osborne, M.Ed, OTR/L, helps professionals communicate health information in ways that patients and the public can understand. Helen brings to this work her experience as an occupational therapist, training as an educator, and perspective as a patient and family caregiver.

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Helen serves as a plain language writer/editor on a wide range of print and web-based health materials. She also consults with groups about ways to move their health literacy initiatives forward. Helen is a sought-after speaker and workshop leader, training professionals worldwide about what health literacy is, why it matters, and ways to help.

Helen’s sassy summary of this work: “When it comes to health literacy, I can do it for you, with you, or teach you how to do it yourself.” Email Helen to discuss how she can help you.

Here’s a link to Helen’s CV.

Thank you for all your work to raise awareness about the importance of understandable health information. Your book, podcasts, and website have been great resources for our department to use in our mission to provide patients with health information that is understandable, accessible, and actionable.”

Sarah Magler
Medical Literacy Editor, Elsevier/ExitCare