Health Literacy Tools and Guidance from the CDC

People prefer plain language—especially when it comes to their health. That is why October’s Health Literacy Month is a great time to highlight the importance of using plain language to improve health literacy. A cornerstone of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) work in HIV, “health literacy” is someone’s ability to find and understand useful, accurate information to make informed choices about their health.

The CDC makes free health literacy trainings and tools available to help anyone improve their public health materials. Tools can be especially useful to check language choices to ensure materials are accessible and actionable.

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Date: 2017