CDC has created the Health Literacy Training Plan to help build knowledge and skills consistent with new, professional communication practices. (You must create an account to access the information.) The training starts with the “Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals” course, and is followed by trainings on:

  • Writing for the Public
  • Speaking for the Public
  • Using Numbers and Explaining Risk
  • Creating Easier to Understand Lists, Charts, and Graphs

CDC also has a document, Everyday Words for Public Health Communication, on the “Develop Materials” section of its health literacy website.

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