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Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Public health professionals, librarians, clinicians, health writers, and others who communicate health information filled room 507 in the Sackler Center for Medical Education over the Thursday and Friday before spring break for the Plain Language for Health workshop. Stacy Robison and Xanthi Scrimgeour, co-founders of CommunicateHealth, an award winning communications firm specializing in health behavior change, facilitated two content and activities packed days of training about clear communication. The workshop also featured two Public Health and … Read entire article »

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The Importance of Health Literacy in Today’s Health Care Landscape

The Importance of Health Literacy in Today’s Health Care Landscape

Health literacy is essential to meaningful health communication and informed health decision making. “That health literacy is explicitly mentioned several times within the Affordable Care Act demonstrates how important it is to the rapidly evolving healthcare field,” says Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine and Director of the Health Literacy Leadership Institute at Tufts. Sabrina provides both upcoming and currently-practicing health communications professionals with the tools and skills they need to … Read entire article »

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