Teen standing and reflecting Teens Teach Doctors about Cystic Fibrosis through Video - A new study published in Patient Experience Journal, co-authored by Susan Horky, Laura E. Sherman, and two CMCH team members, Julie Polvinen and Dr. Michael Rich, describes using video narratives to learn about the illness experience of teens with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). According to this study, patients are the experts on living with illness and... Read more »

A healthcare professional showing a child an iPad Be a Health Literacy Hero! - You may be asking yourself, “What is health literacy, and what in the world is a health literacy hero?” In short, health literacy happens only when a patient (and/or caregiver), and a health care provider truly understand one another; when there are no lingering doubts and no questions left unspoken or unanswered. In reality, there... Read more »
Little girl washing hands in a sink International Infection Prevention Week, October 19-25 - There’s a recognizable chill in the air, a crisp breeze ruffles your collar, and the leaves on the trees are changing colors. This can only mean one thing: fall is here, and winter is around the corner with flu season hot on its heels. It’s natural that our minds turn to infection prevention, in preparation... Read more »
fruitandveggies Children’s Food Choices and Media Research - September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters®. FVMM is a health initiative that aims to help Americans, adults and children alike improve their health by increasing produce consumption. FVMM collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to educate consumers about the health advantages of fruits and vegetables, and to provide tips and tools for... Read more »
Childhood obesity awareness month logo Learn More about Obesity and Media Research - Obesity is a nationwide health concern for which there is no one single cause, nor one simple solution. Instead, there are a myriad of factors affecting childhood obesity, including the accessibility of convenience food in our society, modern eating habits, the increase in leisure time and changes in popular children’s leisure activities, as well as... Read more »