Using plain language to communicate with your audience to ensure they understand your message is more important than ever in a world of constant streams of information. In a crisis, choosing your words carefully may be even more important to clearly state your message.

Resources include:

  • Everyday words, terms and real life examples of plain language

  • Federal plain language guidelines

  • National Health Institutes health literacy initiative

  • Plain language planner and translations

  • Plain language checklist (printable)

In this link, the Center for Disease Control provides resources and tools to help maximize your communication efforts.


News Media Drills and Exercises

News Media Drills and Exercises

By combining all elements of news media into simulation exercises, you can ensure your team stands ready to interact in real-time with the media in the face of a crisis.