July 11, 2019

UAMS CHL Honored with Second ClearMark Award

The UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL) has been honored with a ClearMark Award of Distinction in the Before and After: Print category from the Center for Plain Language for our Chemo Treatment Patient Guide. This guide was created in partnership with the clinical team at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Cancer Institute). The ClearMark Award recognizes the best plain language communication created by organizations throughout North America.

Because new therapies emerge often the clinical team at the UAMS Cancer Institute wanted a template that would allow for easy production of a plain language, regimen-specific patient guide for each new regimen. The team at the UAMS CHL worked with clinical leaders to develop a new guide template for use with more than 300 chemo regimens. The guides will help cancer patients who are about to start a new chemo treatment understand what to expect during the treatment. The guides incorporate health literacy best practices to ensure that the material is readable, understandable, and actionable.

This is the second time that the UAMS CHL has been honored with a ClearMark Award.