Producing clear patient-education materials

Hi, Everyone,

I became aware of this information through the LinkedIn networking site, and I thought I’d pass it along. These three websites might be very helpful if you are producing health, medical or prevention information for low-literacy readers. The recommendations should be applicable to any country.

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/06/create-clear-patient-education-materials.html

The second paragraph of this article includes the following links to two useful sites. The first is provided by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. It has several sections, which are listed in the sidebar on the left:

Clear & Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/clear-and-simple

Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills, 2nd ed., 1996, is described as a classic text that is now out of print. The Harvard School of Public Health has it available for download at:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/resources/teaching-patients-with-low-literacy-skills/

Take care…Darrell
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