The Case for Bilingual Materials

Illustration of a doodle saying "Hey buddy! Whatcha doing?" to a doodle sitting in front of a computer displaying "Mandarin for health materials." The other doodle replies, "I'm learning a second language!"

As you know, dear readers, translation is important. It makes your plain language, audience-centered content more accessible to people who struggle with English or can’t speak it at all. In the United States, that’s about 13 million people, according to the Census Bureau. But what do we ❤︎ even more than a translated material? A … Continue reading

Book Club: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


It’s summertime, dear readers, and that means it’s time to dive into your summer reading lists! In this edition of the We ❤ Health Literacy Book Club, we’re talking about one of our very favorite books about the intersection of culture and health. Written by Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down … Continue reading