Say it Right the First Time: Using Plain Language to Address Health Literacy (April 9th; 9am - 12pm)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Say It Right The First Time: Using Plain Language toAddress Health Literacy
This 3-hour session (9am-12pm) will address health literacy and teach you principles and techniques needed to communicate effectively. Additionally, this training will help you to organize your ideas, choose appropriate words, and format your materials so that everyone can easily understand your written and verbal messages.
Who Should Attend?:
Health professionals and paraprofessionals, student professional workers, interns and volunteers who develop, translate or present print materials or publications for community members. This training is also excellent for individuals interested in using plain language to improve their oral or written forms of communication in the workplace.
Priority registration will be given to Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) employees.
By the end of this presentation, you’ll be able to:
1. Describe the impact of low health literacy on the public’s health.
2. Define plain language.
3. List the three principles of plain language.
4. Apply the three principles of plain language.
LACDPH, Health Education Administration (MEP2460) is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., for 3 CHES/MCHES contact hours.
- LACDPH, Nursing Administration (01429) is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing for 3 continuing education units. Non-County Department of Public Health nursing employees that are interested in receiving the 3 CEU's offered at the abovementioned training, please make a $30 check payable to the Nurse Recognition Fund and bring it to the Plain Language training.
Note: County staff is encouraged to secure their supervisor's approval prior to attending educational events.
If you have any questions, contact Erika Siever at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your participation at the morning session (9am-12pm)
Health Education Administration