ROCKVILLE, MD – Image One PR’s Bill Weger, Senior Partner and Founder, received a 2014 Communicator Award of Distinction for his Public Relations Tactics column on “The ABCs of Health Literacy.” Tactics is published monthly by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Only 12 percent of consumers have proficient health literacy skills, according to a National Assessment of Adult Literacy. Low health literacy can affect one’s ability to:
• Read prescription drug labels
• Fill out medical forms
• Locate health providers
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title V, defines health literacy as “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.”
Sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts, The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world
Founded in 2002, Image One PR offers diverse services for associations, nonprofits and government agencies. Image One PR has earned 33 national and international awards for marketing, communications and public relations excellence, including APEX, Ava, Aster, Aurora, Communicator, Hermes Creative, MarCom and Telly Awards.