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Health Literacy Month

By Abby Henry Singh October 28, 2014Pearls of Wisdom Blog

October is Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy Month promotes the importance of understandable health information. At PearlPoint Cancer Support, we understand the importance of easy-to-understand information about health, especially cancer. We try to write our content in a way that anyone can understand. Many medical terms are not common knowledge. Cancer is overwhelming enough. You shouldn’t have to wade through unfamiliar medical or scientific jargon, too.

What else do we do at PearlPoint to promote health literacy for cancer survivors?


Encourage survivors to always ask questions

The best way to find the answer to a question is to ask. Your healthcare team can answer all of your questions. Your healthcare team wants to help you. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask any question at any time. It’s your health. You deserve answers.

Work with healthcare professionals to deliver the best information

At PearlPoint, we work closely with healthcare professionals to make sure all our content is medically sound.

Listen to survivors’ feedback

At PearlPoint, we also greatly value feedback from survivors and co-survivors who use our services.

Appeal to many learning styles

People learn in different ways. Some people learn from reading. Others are auditory or visual learners. On our website, in addition to written articles, we also offer click-through slide shows and videos to appeal to all learning styles.

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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