Cut Waste, Cultivate Content: On the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste

From an email we received yesterday from “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 […]

CommunicateHealth Wins National 2011 ClearMark Award!

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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 […]

Introducing Healthy People 2020

I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020

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 […]

"Health literacy is needed to make health reform a reality” – Kathleen Sebelius

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 […]