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.
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.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators provides a visual guide to using patient-friendly language, applicable to other conditions as well.
Journalism professor Jillian Bauer-Rees explains the importance of destigmatizing language.