Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) Chief Content Expert Aracely Rosales Named to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel

Rosales Enhances Patient Engagement

BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) August 11, 2022

Health Literacy Innovations Chief Content Expert Aracely Rosales has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.

Effectively immediately, Rosales will join other members of the panel in applying her experience and expertise to helping PCORI refine and prioritize the research it funds. Rosales will also ensure that the research PCORI supports centers on the outcomes that matter to patients and other healthcare decision makers, especially when it comes to patient engagement.

Rosales was selected based on her experience, expertise, and ability to contribute to the panel's mission and experience in health literacy and plain language and how she helps others combat low health literacy through HLI's premiere software program, the Health Literacy Advisor.

Panel members represent a broad range of healthcare stakeholder groups and perspectives, including patients, family caregivers, clinicians, drug and device makers, and researchers, among others.

"I am honored to be part of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement. I am I confident I will bring a voice of patients, their families and caretakers as well as those health literacy professionals I represent," says Rosales.

About Health Literacy
The U.S health care system maintains one of the most sophisticated health care delivery systems in the world. However, in spite of the many advances in treatment and technology a major barrier exists – nearly half of all U.S. adults lack the skills necessary to read, understand and act on their own health, such as how to take their medications or understand basic health care instructions. This issue is known as low health literacy. Low health literacy is a stronger predictor of health status than age, income, employment, education, race, or ethnicity. An estimated 80 million Americans have low health literacy, which not only causes medical errors, increased illness and disability, high rates of hospitalization and death, and poor health care outcomes, but is estimated to cost the U.S. economy up to $236 billion every year.

About HLI
Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to reduce medical mistakes, unnecessary health care costs, and poor health outcomes from low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor™ (HLA) (in Spanish--Asesor de Comunicación en Salud™), is a state-of-the-art interactive health literacy software tool, available in multiple platforms, including a web-based model. As a "health literacy checker," the HLA revolutionizes the labor-intensive health literacy review process by leveraging powerful software to help communicators evaluate, standardize, and produce clear health information. Uniquely built -- the HLA blends best-in-class features for plain language and health literacy compliance that include English and Spanish Readability Indices, an interactive Search-and-Replace function that offers plain language options for difficult-to-understand terms (eliminating the need for time-consuming copy, cut, and pastes), Usability and Document Assessment Tools that rewards users for good work, and more. For more information, please visit or contact

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

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