Creating Public Health Messages & Materials using Plain Language
Are your public health materials and messages clear and actionable?
- Audience: Public health professionals and project managers, non-profit organizations
- Format: Online Webinar
July 16, 2018
- Price: Free
- Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
- Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
- Competencies: Communication Skills
- Learning Level: Awareness
- Companion Trainings Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear
- Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
About this Webinar
The Webinar will focus on developing participants' skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages & materials help all audiences and members of your community (especially those with limited literacy skills) read, understand, and act on health information. Participants will take an audience-centered approach to assessment and creating materials and messages that are readable, actionable and culturally relevant. We will pay close attention to what plain language writing and design look like and how to apply plain language writing and design principles in practice. Although not required, participants may work on a health communication project of their own during the applied activities.
What you'll learn
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize health literacy, language and culture as potential barriers to communicating public health messages.
- Use health literacy tools and techniques to assess the readability and actionability of materials & messages.
- Apply plain language principles to public health materials & messages to enhance ease of use for all readers.
Subject Matter Expert
Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Director
Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute
Registration and Contact Hours
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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.