Online Resources for Creating Patient Education Materials

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


Canadian Public Health Association:  Plain Language Service

Centre for Literacy:  Plain Language Links

Clear Language and Design (CLAD):  Measuring Readability 

CLAD  Thesaurus (provides alternatives to complicated words and phrases) 

University of Michigan:  Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Harvard School of Public Health:  Health literacy

Northwest Territories Literacy Council:  Plain Language (includes audit tool)

Plain Language Association International:  Plain Language

University of Minnesota - Bio-Medical Library:  Resources for Creating Patient Education Materials



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