13.10.16. Dublin. Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre. Launch of breast cancer awareness resources for Travellers. ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Pavee Point won the National Adult Literacy Association(NALA)  ‘Plain English Award’ for public health information. The awards are given for producing information through language that is easy to read and understand.

©Photo by Derek Speirs

©Photo by Derek Speirs

Inez Bailey, CEO of NALA said the winners had won ‘for thinking of the people who use their service and putting them first’.

Our ‘Be Breast Cancer Aware’ card was produced in partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation and was developed by Traveller women in our Traveller Primary Health Care Project.

Why we won ?

In giving the award NALA say:

“This entry is a small card that is designed for carrying in a wallet.  It clearly illustrates five steps for women to take to check their breasts.  It also provides information and contact details about where to go if they are concerned about breast cancer.”

Over 50 organisations competed for the award which is sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Public Health Information winners L to R Sheila Reilly, Catriona Hennessy, Helen Forristal Sylvia Hand and Nurul Amin.

Public Health Information winners L to R Sheila Reilly, Catriona Hennessy, Helen Forristal Sylvia Hand and Nurul Amin.