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.

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