Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective
The Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective is a health literacy resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This 11-part Toolkit provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help you make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use. [healthliteracy listserv]
Free Online Training for use of plain language in health
Truly “informed” consent is hard: Many consent forms are written at college level, while the average American adult reads at the 8th-grade level. To help address this problem, the University of Washington’s Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) and Group Health Research Institute have jointly produced a new Web course in using plain language for health research: http://prism.grouphealthresearch.org. The ITHS is part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). Creation of the online training was supported in part by the ITHS grant, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
- Full news release: http://www.grouphealthresearch.org/newsroom/newsrel/2010/101018.html,
- Online Training: http://prism.grouphealthresearch.org
- Toolkit: http://www.grouphealthresearch.org/capabilities/readability/readability_home.html