The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to train staff and use plain language when they communicate with the public. Plain language makes it easier for everyone to understand and use health information. Although plain language is a familiar idea, many organizations don’t use it as often as they should.
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Visit the Plain Language Materials & Resources section of our website for tools to help you promote plain language in your organization.
|Also, check out the Clear Communication Index! A research-based tool that helps you develop and assess communication materials for your intended audience.|
Everyday Words for Public Health Communication[282KB, 44 pages]offers expert recommendations from CDC's Health Literacy Council and other agency communicators on how to reduce jargon and replace problematic terms in order to improve real comprehension.