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Ask Me 3 - a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers, encourage patients to become active members of their health care team, and promote improved health outcomes
PlainLanguage.gov - Plain language guidelines, training resources, tips, tools, and more
Clear Communication - From Pfizer: "We are working with nationally recognized organizations and experts to develop tools and solutions to improve communication between patients and providers."
REALM-R - a word recognition test consisting of 11 items used to identify people at risk for poor literacy skills
SAHLSA-50 - The Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50) is a validated health literacy assessment tool containing 50 items designed to assess a Spanish-speaking adult’s ability to read and understand common medical terms
The Newest Vital Sign - a valid and reliable screening tool available in English and Spanish that identifies patients at risk for low health literacy
Patient Information Research Guide
Clear & Simple - produced by the National Institutes of Health, this guide outlines a process for developing communication materials for people with limited-literacy skills
How to Write Easy-to-Read Health Materials - from MedlinePlus
Simply Put - from CDC
Everyday Words for Public Health Communication - from CDC
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide - from AHRQ
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