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Rendezvous webcast: Encouraging Plain Language

Edit: A recording is now available at

Given the nation’s limited health literacy, it is essential that clear communication and plain language become standard across medical and public health settings. The Program for Readability In Science & Medicine (PRISM) is a successful plain language initiative launched at Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) in 2005. Using PRISM tools and training, GHRI has dramatically improved the quality and readability of its research consent forms and other print materials. PRISM’s free tools and training resources may help other medical and public health professionals do the same.

Come join us on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at to learn more about  effective strategies for encouraging health professionals to use plain language from Jessica Ridpath, Research Communications Consultant for PRISM.

New for 2013: This webcast is eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE)  for attending the webcast and completing a brief evaluation form (provided during the webcast). If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later – the evaluation form will still be accessible and you can obtain the CE for watching the recording.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.

For more information please visit How do I connect to the Rendezvous? to test your computer connection as a Flash update may be needed. We look forward to seeing you at the webcast!

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