July 19, 2020
As Pandemic Continues to Hit US, Lack of Health Literacy Becomes Apparent
Covid-19 Display on iPad

New York City and London (16 July 2020) — As confusion surrounding the virus continues to compound,  Jumo Health, the global provider of age appropriate, personalized health care resources, announced today that it has launched an online destination for trusted, health care resources related to COVID-19 and general health and hygiene topics. Available at, the resource center includes information from trusted sources, such as Health Nuts Media and The Jed Foundation (JED), and underscores Jumo Health’s commitment to provide evidence based information that educates, engages, and enables patients to understand and act upon physician instructions. 

“Our goal at Jumo Health is always to be of service to our community,” said Kevin Aniskovich, President and CEO and Jumo Health. “Ensuring people have access to the tools and resources that break down complex medical information in ways they can understand is baked into our corporate DNA. Our approach to educating around the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. This resource center provides access to relatable information as a respite from the overwhelming amount of published opinions available online. We are thankful to our partners at Health Nuts Media for their collaboration in expanding the library of available resources at this time to serve the greater good,” concluded Aniskovich.

Getting into the Hands that Need it Most

Only 10% of the population is considered health literate with more than half of US adults reading at or below an 8th grade level. With most health care resources written, on average, at an 11th grade level, Jumo Health has taken steps to marry the visual with the verbal to explain information in ways people can understand. To further this commitment, Jumo Health will be providing these newly released COVID-19, hygiene, and other related resources to hundreds of hospitals at no cost. 

The COVID-19 Resource Center includes printable infographics and one-pagers about COVID-19 and viral spread, digital comic books, digital and analog activities for children at home, and other helpful information. In partnership with Health Nuts Media, the Resource Center also includes a collection of 2D animated videos for both children and adults to better understand COVID-19 and hygiene basics. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic will likely be the biggest health story of our lives, and the impact on the mental, physical, and emotional health of our children should not be underestimated. To beat back the dangerous world of misinformation, we want to deliver vetted, but easy-to-digest information to help them — and to help keep everyone safe,” said Dr. Gregg Alexander, Chief Medical Officer of Health Nuts Media. 

To access the COVID-19 Resource Center, visit:


About Health Nuts Media

Health Nuts Media (HNM) specializes in understanding the barriers and facilitators of successful communication, using animation and narrative storytelling to engage, educate, and empower patients and staff alike. The human brain is a story processor, not a data processor; that’s why HNM uses the power of story to create highly entertaining “teachable moments” that are Seriously Fun! 

About The Jed Foundation (JED)

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

Jumo Health develops age-appropriate, culturally relevant, and relatable educational resources for patients and caregivers. We have experience serving diverse populations, covering more than 160 health topics across 80+ countries in 120+ languages. Our various digital, video, and print offerings use highly visual elements and research-backed health literacy strategies to ensure that everyone can understand and act upon complex medical information. We do this through familiar mediums – from comic books and animation, to virtual reality experiences and authentic documentary-style patient stories – all customized based on audience. Jumo Health collaborates globally with more than 180 advocacy groups and community organizations to promote access and to ensure unique patient experiences are accurately represented.

Media contact

For more information about Jumo Health or this article, contact Dani Himelright by calling +1 (614) 284-6804 or emailing

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