Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month–a time for health care professionals and organizations to promote the importance of clear health communication.

During Health Literacy Month, you can:

  • Engage your staff:
    • Take the #PlainPledge to renew your commitment to avoiding jargon and encourage others to do the same. To learn more click here.
    • Share tips about clear health communication at team meetings and in staff newsletters. Click here for talking points.
    • Hang up this poster in a place that is visible to your staff to remind them of the importance of plain language
  • Learn more about health literacy and its implications for effective health care: