PEN online resources

PEN online resources

Online resources

Thank you for helping patients become informed partners in their health!

L’Association canadienne de santé publique: Service de révision en style clair et simple // Canadian Public Health Association: plain language service

The Centre for literacy 

 Plain language links 

Clear language and Design (CLAD) - Measuring Readability

Mancko French language readability tool


CLAD Thesaurus (provides alternatives to complicated words and phrases)

Harvard School of Public Health- Health literacy

Northwest Territories Literacy Council (a plain language audit tool) 

PlainTrain- plain language online training program

University of Minnesota Library Bio-Medical Library –

Patient level materials: creating


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