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Plain Language: What is it? Why does it matter to health? How can you use it to advance health equity?
Plain Language: What is it? Why does it matter to health? How can you use it to advance health equity? Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA Assistant Commissioner & Registrar Bureau of Vital Statistics NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Livestreaming January 7th, 2020 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Identify language that makes comprehension difficult for readers
  • Apply basic strategies to make communication more clear
  • Connect to additional resources to advance their understanding of plain language

Date: January 7th 2020

Presenter:
Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA
Assistant Commissioner and Registrar, Bureau of Vital Statistics, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, participants will learn the basics of plain language from Dr. Gretchen Van Wye, Assistant Commissioner and Registrar for the Bureau of Vital Statistics for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gretchen walks participants through basic strategies of clear communication and discusses how plain language is essential to advance health equity.

Participants will learn about the following three lessons about public health communication:

  1. Identify language that makes comprehension difficult for readers
  2. Apply basic strategies to make communication more clear
  3. Connect to additional resources to advance their understanding of plain language
Region 2 Public Health Training Center