|In LA county, 53% of adults have low literacy levels, affecting their ability to search for and use health information, adopt healthy behaviors, and act on important public health alerts. As Department of Public Health employees, we need to make sure our audience has the ability to receive, understand, and apply our messages to make appropriate decisions about their health. In an effort to better communicate with LA county residents, Health Education Administration developed the "Say it Right the First Time" manual as a guideline for public health professionals.|
Plain Language Trainings for DPH Employees
Plain language is messaging your audience understands the first time they read or hear it. By applying plain language principles, we help our audiences better understand, retain, and apply our health messages. Learn and apply plain language principles to your every day work by attending our upcoming Plain Language trainings.
- Definition of Plain Language
- Components of the Plain Language Process
- Plain Language as a Tool to Improving Health Literacy
- Interactive Exercises and Group Activity
For more information on Plain Language Trainings, please contact Health Education Administration.