About Helen

Health Literacy
Helen Osborne

Helen Osborne can help you communicate clearly!


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 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 is a sought-after speaker and workshop leader who teaches about what health literacy is, why it matters, and ways to help. Topping this off, Helen is a skilled interviewer with more than a decade of experience producing and hosting her own podcast series, Health Literacy Out Loud. As Helen sometimes describes her work, “When it comes to health literacy I can do it for you, with you, or teach you how to do it yourself.”

Helen was honored to receive the prestigious 2017 Alvarez Award for excellence in health communication from the American Medical Writers Association.

Email Helen to discuss how she can help you achieve your health literacy goals.