Kids Health – website with medical information in simple terminology for kids. This is a great model for us as we adjust our language for patients for whom English is a second language.

Deaf medical resident just wants to ‘make a difference – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lMwftsGwEo 

Health Literacy Definitions, Evidence and Interventions  http://www.q-corp.org/sites/qcorp/files/Health%20Literacy_Definitions%20Evidence%20and%20Interventions.pdf

Creating health materials for patients with limited English language skills

AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit – https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/publications/files/healthlittoolkit2_1.pdf

CDC Simply Put – https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/pdf/Simply_Put.pdf

Harvard School of Public Health/Health Literacy/Creating Materials – https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/creating-materials/

Harvard Glossary of Plain Words – https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/135/2012/09/glossaryofplainwords.pdf

Health Literacy and Comics – http://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/2014/02/18/comics-and-medicine-thats-health-literacy-too-hlol-110/

Iggy and the Inhalers https://iggyandtheinhalers.com/products/asthma-comic-book

NIH Presenting your Information – https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/plain-language/presenting-your-information

NIH Plain Language – Getting Started or Brushing Up – https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/institutes/plain-language/nih-plain-language-getting-started-brushing-up.pdf

NIH Plain Language Checklist – https://www.nih.gov/sites/default/files/institutes/plain-language/nih-plain-language-checklist.pdf

Plain Writing  Act of 2010 – https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ274/pdf/PLAW-111publ274.pdf

Webaim writing techniques – http://webaim.org/techniques/writing/

Making Text Legible – http://www.visibilitymetrics.com/sites/visibilitymetrics.com/files/downloads/Making%20Text%20Legible-Brochure.pdf

NIH Clear Communication/Clear and Simple – https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/clear-simple

NIH Formatting and Visual Clarity – https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/plain-language/formatting-visual-clarity

Simple graphics for health literacy materials

Disability Access Symbols – https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/tools_resources/downloadable-disability-access-symbols

Guidelines for Tactile Graphics – http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/tactile-graphics

Health Graphics Symbols – free artwork – http://www.hablamosjuntos.org/signage/symbols/default.using_symbols.asp#wsa

Public Health Image Library – https://phil.cdc.gov/phil/home.asp

Need More Info?

https://medlineplus.gov/etr.html

http://hospitals.unm.edu/dei/documents/plain_language_thesaurus.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3049622/?_ga=1.213347216.58427311.1487991954

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3049622/table/Tab4/

https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/clear-simple

Low vision resources

https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/LivingWithLowVisionBooklet.pdf

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol142009/No3Sept09/Enhancing-Written-Communications.html

https://medlineplus.gov/etr.html

http://hospitals.unm.edu/dei/documents/plain_language_thesaurus.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3049622/?_ga=1.213347216.58427311.1487991954

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3049622/table/Tab4/

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol142009/No3Sept09/Enhancing-Written-Communications.html