Office of Disease Prevention and Promotion - This resource is a tool for developing actionable, usable websites and digital tools to effectively reach those with limited literacy or health literacy skills.
Boston University - This is an online database of health literacy measures. The site contains information about measures, including their psychometric properties, based on a review of the peer-reviewed literature.
Plain Language Resources
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message by Helen OsborneContains strategies on how to meet health communication challenges. It includes a section with tactics in plain language communication.
Call Number: WA 590 O81h 2013
Publication Date: 2011-10-07
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works by Janice RedishAuthor, Ginny Redish is a world-renowned expert on information design and how to produce clear writing in plain language for the web. All of the invaluable information that she shared in the first edition is included with numerous new examples. New information on content strategy for web sites, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media make this once again the only book you need to own to optimize your writing for the web.
This Toolkit, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help you make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.