From an email we received yesterday from WhiteHouse.gov: “There are nearly 2,000 top-level web domains across the Federal Government. While many of these sites provide taxpayers with valuable services and information, this proliferation of separate websites creates unnecessary confusion and inefficiency, wastes taxpayer dollars, and makes it difficult for the public to find important government […]
This post was written by CH alum, Amy Behrens. Each year, the Center for Plain Language acknowledges the hard work it takes to create easy-to-understand materials and Web sites. This year, our work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health on Lead Poisoning: Words to Know from A […]
The newest edition of Healthy People, officially released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on December 2nd, sets “ambitious, yet achievable” national public health priorities for the next decade. Healthy People establishes national benchmarks and identifies relevant data sources, allowing health professionals and the government to monitor progress over time. One […]
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released The National Plan to Improve Health Literacy – with support from Sebelius and others who see the relationship between improving health literacy and increasing access to cost-effective, high-quality health care. The action plan contains seven goals, each with specific strategies for different sectors of […]
Click the thumbnail to see a full scan of the letter, or read the text of the advance letter from the Census Bureau. The 2010 Census advance letter represents an impressive effort on the part of the U.S. Census Bureau to use plain language in their public communications. The letter is mailed to all households […]
The Quick Guide to Healthy Living, part of healthfinder.gov, captured the 2010 ClearMark Award for the best plain language public sector Web site.