Written by Diane Wild, Senior Consultant, Communications and Public Affairs

This week, check out a variety of resources on improving how we talk to the public about health care topics.

How can we improve our clear and respectful communication with patients, clients, families and the public? Some online resources provide guidance.

Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides a research-based guide to help develop intuitive health websites and digital tools that can be easily accessed and understood by all users. A webinar recording is also available.

Speaking the language of diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators provides a visual guide to using patient-friendly language, applicable to other conditions as well.

I didn’t call myself an addict, so neither should you

Journalism professor Jillian Bauer-Rees explains the importance of destigmatizing language.

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