A Guide to Creating and Evaluating Patient Materials: Guidelines for Effective Print Communication
MaineHealth developed these guidelines to help health professionals to communicate clearly and consistently with patients and families.
Download the MaineHealth Gudelines (PDF file) or call 1-866-609-5183 to ask for a copy.
In this guide, you'll find:
- Key facts about health literacy
- Developing patient education materials: a step-by-step approach
- Checklist to develop and evaluate patient education materials
- Overview of readability
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You can also stay up to date by joining the Maine Health Literacy Listserv. The purpose of the Maine Health Literacy Listserv is to provide current information and encourage communication and discussion among health professionals and educators. If interested, please send your contact information and email address to the listserv administrator, Mary Bitterauf at mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org