Workshop #3: Plain Language: A Tool for Communicating Effectively with Patients, Partners, and Colle

When:  Sep 13, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (PT)
Workshop Description:

We often talk about plain language in the context of communicating with patients. In reality, everyone can benefit from these practices, including our colleagues and community partners. Everyone appreciates communication that feels like it was created with the intention to be understood! Whether you are writing internal policies, sharing information about your work with another organization, or making content for community members, clear and effective communication is vital. In this session, we will review key plain language strategies, compare and contrast content centering varied audiences, and consider areas where we can increase use of plain language in our own work.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the benefits of plain language for varied audiences
  2. Compare and contrasts texts using a plain language lens, considering audience, purpose, and format
  3. Identify barriers to clear communication in one's organization and possible solutions


Melanie Sampson
Clear Language Lab Program Director
Literacy Works

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Sarah Glazer
Clear Language Lab Program Manager
Literacy Works

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Register for this workshop:

When: September 13, 2023, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Plain Language: A Tool for Communicating Effectively with Patients, Partners, and Colleagues
Fee- $50
Limited attendance of 50 participants! 

Earn Continuing Education Hours

CHES/MCHES: Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc, this webinar is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.5. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#: 101864

CPH: This activity is approved for 1.5 credits accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

CA Nursing: Institute for Healthcare Advancement is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 11933, for 1.5 contact hours.

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Participants are solely responsible for determining if the continuing education provided is recognized by the regulatory or certifying entity to whom they wish to submit evidence of continuing education completion.

Please note that Continuing Education is available for LIVE - not recorded sessions.

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