Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Tell them a story"

"60 Minutes" had a tribute on Sunday to its creater and producer, Don Hewitt. This man was remarkable for creating a new television format that combined news with entertainment in 15-minute segments. There was a clip of a young reporter asking Hewitt for advice. He replied, "Four words -- tell them a story."

I find this advice both compelling and validating. A team of us are trying to do somewhat the same with this year's Heath Literacy Month Storytelling Project. We plan to post one or more stories each day in October on www.healthliteracymonth.org.

Why does health literacy matter to you? Please share your story with us no later than August 31, 2009. You can email it to story@healthliteracy.com

~Helen Osborne
Founder & Director, Health Literacy Month