Webinar: Creating Public Health Messages and Materials Using Plain Language
Join NEPHTC’s webinar on Monday, July 16, from 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Time. This webinar, arranged by University of New England, will focus on developing participants’ skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages and 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 portion of the webinar.
By the end of the webinar 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 and messages
- Apply plain language principles to public health materials and messages to enhance ease of use for all readers