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Plain Language for Health (PL4H):

A Writing and Design Workshop for Health Research and Practice

March 28-29, 2019

Register TODAY

This year’s Plain Language for Health (PL4H) focuses on plain language writing for community engagement. The program features experts in health literacy and plain language, interactive learning, discussion and exercises on how to apply principles of health literacy and plain language in health research and practices.  It is an opportunity for health communicators, research teams, and community members to consider key information in informed consent and how to communicate complex concepts unique to clinical research. Participants will learn actionable skills and techniques to improve plain language writing for community engagement, informed consent, and overall connection with patients, research participants, and the public.  For more information visit https://go.tufts.edu/plainlanguageforhealth or email Chris Oettgen, Project Manager coettgen@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

WHAT: Plain Language for Health (PL4H)
WHY: To communicate complex health information in ways people can understand
WHEN: March 28-29, 2019
WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
HOW: Register online http://go.tufts.edu/plainlanguageforhealth

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Health Literacy Data Map Website

This website provides an interactive, searchable, national map of health literacy estimated for 216,864 census block groups in the United States.  This map will help identify geographic areas that may be most affected by limited health literacy and are in the greatest need of health care services and improvements.  The literacy estimates may also be used to study health literacy on a larger scale than previously possibly with assessments administered in person.  The data can be downloaded.  This site was developed as a public resource and supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging/NIH under award number R01AG046267, Principal Investigators Stacy C. Bailey, PhD; Gang Fang, PhD, MD.

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