Audrey Riffenburgh

President and Founder,
Health Literacy Connections

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Health Literacy Connections
P.O. Box 6670
Albuquerque, NM
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Health literacy has been my passion for 25 years, since before the field even had a name. My first two careers, teaching deaf children and working in adult education/ABE/ESOL at the local, state, and national levels, greatly inform my HL work. My time leading a HL initiative in a health system also informs my work around helping professionals and organizations implement HL. I love cycling the many riding trails in sunny Albuquerque, living in a culturally-diverse city, and road trips!


University of New Mexico
United States
PhD, 2017
Health Communication
Dissertation: Elements Affecting Adoption and Implementation of Health Literacy Initiatives in Healthcare Organizations

Job History

Health Literacy Connections (formerly Plain Language Works)
President and Founder
Albuquerque, NM, United States
January 1994 - present

University of New Mexico Hospitals
Senior Health Literacy Specialist
Albuquerque, NM, United States
January 2012 - February 2015