Sex Ed and Health Literacy

National Sex Ed Conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National Sex Ed Conference, which is dedicated exclusively to sexuality education. It’s the largest of its kind in the United States, and in my opinion, one of the most important public health conferences. My favorite workshops discussed the importance of tailoring sexual health information to meet … Continue reading

Write Like George Orwell in 6 Easy Steps

Illustration of a stick figure pointing to a picture of George Orwell and saying "Why yes, we do write alike!"

George Orwell wasn’t only the guy who wrote that book (or that other book) that you may have read in school. He was also a fierce advocate for social justice, economic equality, and — most relevant to health literacy — clear writing. In his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language,” Orwell laid out 6 rules for good writing. He wrote: Never use a metaphor, … Continue reading

We ♥ Thanksgiving

Illustration of stick figures who are about to feast

Here at CommunicateHealth, we’re genuinely humbled by and thankful for you, our dear readers. So this year, we want to make sure you’re ready to show off your health communicator skills at the Thanksgiving table. Remind your guests to keep everyone healthy by washing their hands before eating. Check out these food safety tips for turkey … Continue reading

Focusing on the User with UXPAdc

Photo of a presenter at UXPAdc

Two CH staffers recently attended UserFocus 2014, the annual meeting of the Washington, DC Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPAdc). Local UX professionals exchanged best practices, lessons learned, and peanut butter cups! Our two big takeaways are: 1. Usability Testing ≠ $$$ When faced with a small budget for usability testing (or even … Continue reading