New Blog Series: Supporting the MN Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy - now posted!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Making health information understandable and jargon-free

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Nearly 90% of Americans have difficulty using everyday health information that is routinely available. That makes it harder for patients to understand their options and make responsible, well-informed health decisions.

By using plain language – words and communications that everyone can understand the first time they read or hear it – the health community can significantly help patients. That’s why priority one of the Minnesota Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy is to adopt and use health literacy best practices across all verbal, written and visual communication.

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