The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted emotional wellness in many ways. A team of health 12s and plain language writers seek to address emotional wellness needs exacerbated by COVID-19 by adapting, developing, and promoting accessible authoritative consumer health resources. The team will adapt the English language How to M.O.V.E. toward Emotional Wellness print booklet into an interactive, web-based tutorial to provide an ongoing source of emotional wellness learning and support and link learners to additional topical NLM/NIH/CDC resources. In addition, they will develop and promote an interactive, web-based tutorial to address COVID-19-specific emotional wellness concerns, especially as they relate to stress and worry which may be mitigated through improved ability to find authoritative health information sources and to evaluate health information critically. New resources will be developed using plain language best practices, making them optimally readable and actionable by users across health literacy levels. They will be housed on a public, accessible web site and promoted through established partners within the NNLM SCR region and more broadly through social media and related outreach.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences