Sketch-y Ideas

A writer hands a sketch to a designer, who responds "For me?! It's like a dream come true!"

Here at We ❤︎ Health Literacy Headquarters, we’re big fans of a team approach to creating great health communication products. Each member of the team — writers, designers, researchers, user experience wizards — brings their own skills, perspective, expertise, and approach. And as countless children’s television shows and popular board games teach us, teams need […]

(Online) Video Killed the Radio Star

An online video titled "How to Make Health Videos for Internet" starring Doug Doodleman.

If you’re anything like us, dear readers, you still shudder thinking about the awkward videos from 7th grade health class. You remember them: cheesy tales of peer pressure on prom night that left everyone sweaty palmed and wondering how to apply these lessons in real life. Thankfully, videos about health have come a long way […]

Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Logo for Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop

Have you ever wished you could spend 2 whole days learning about plain language, health literacy, and design principles? (It’s been our dream since childhood, obviously.) If that sounds like you, please join us for Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop on March 16–17, 2017 in Boston, MA. The workshop is co-sponsored by […]

A Tale of 2 Formats: PDF vs. Webpage

Video game with a PDF battling a webpage. The webpage is throwing a fireball at the PDF and winning 45 to 5.

So you’ve decided to put your super awesome, totally health-literate material on the web so it’s available to internet users everywhere. Wahoo! Now you have to choose a format, and it really boils down to 2 options: webpage or PDF. What’s a health writer to do? Let’s discuss! Webpages At We ❤︎ Health Literacy Headquarters, we generally […]

It’s a … stock photo site!

Illustration of the Picture Public Health logo (a multi-colored camera shutter with a + in the middle) being carried by a flying stork, as several people cheer from the ground.

If you’ve been with us for a while, dear readers, you’re probably aware of our stock photo woes. Here at We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters, we’re no strangers to wading through hundreds of images that are generic, unsafe, or just plain weird — and we know other health communicators are facing the same challenges. That’s […]