How to write patient educational materials - a free toolkit
Posted Nov 03 2010 11:45am
The Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective is a health literacy resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As shown below, this 11-part Toolkit provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help you make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.
Toolkit Part 1: About this Toolkit and how it can help you
Toolkit Part 2: Using a reader-centered approach to develop and test written material
Toolkit Part 3: Summary List of the "Toolkit Guidelines for Writing and Design"
Toolkit Part 4: Understanding and using the "Toolkit Guidelines for Writing"
Toolkit Part 5: Understanding and using the "Toolkit Guidelines for Graphic Design"
Toolkit Part 6: How to collect and use feedback from readers
Toolkit Part 7: Using readability formulas: A cautionary note
Toolkit Part 8: Will your written material be on a website?
Toolkit Part 9: Things to know if your written material is for older adults
Toolkit Part 10: "Before and after" example: Using this Toolkit's guidelines to revise a brochure
Toolkit Part 11: Understanding and using the "Toolkit Guidelines for Culturally Appropriate Translation"