Plain Language for Health: Writing and Design for Health Research and Practice is for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand.

The two-day workshop on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 9:00AM-4:00PM, features training with health literacy and plain language experts from Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and an evening networking reception sponsored by CommunicateHealth.

Speakers from Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Tufts Medical Center (CTSI) and Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT) will lead interactive discussions on how to apply principles of health literacy and plain language to health research and informed consent. The workshop will teach actionable skills and techniques to improve community engagement, build transparency and trust, and connect with patients, research participants, and the community.

Presenting Sponsors

  • Tufts CTSI, accelerating the translation of research into clinical use, medical practice, and impact on health
  • Public Health and Community  Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), preparing health professionals to eliminate health inequities, reduce the burden of disease and injury, promote mental and physical health, and prevent global threats to the environment

Contributing Sponsors

  • Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center (MRCT), engages diverse stakeholders to define emerging issues in global clinical trials and creates ethical and actionable solutions
  • CommunicateHealth, award-winning communications firm specializing in health behavior change
  • Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute (HLLI), internationally known for health literacy professional development and leadership to eliminate health disparities and improve population health