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Tufts Public Health

Plain Language for Health (PL4H)

If you are involved in communicating health information to patients, research participants, and the public – this workshop is for you!


  • 4 stand-alone modules, sign-up for full workshop (4 modules) or select topics (per module)
  • 3-hour modules, including synchronous (live) and asynchronous (offline) course work 

Module 1: Plain Language Principles and Practice Friday, April 16, 2021; 2 – 5 pm (EST)

Module 2: Numeracy and Visualizing Data Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 2 – 5 pm (EST)                              

Module 3: Communicating Research Results Thursday, April 22, 2021; 2 – 5 pm (EST)

Module 4: Writing for the Web and Social Media Monday, April 26, 2021; 2 – 5 pm (EST)

This online workshop is for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. Health literacy and plain language experts will engage participants in interactive practice activities and discussions of how to apply principles of health literacy and plain language to health communication in research and practice. PL4H is NOT a webinar! Our online instructional design will provide you with an opportunity to apply lessons learned to your own work and meet and learn from others doing similar work. As an interactive and applied online program, space is limited. Register as soon as possible to reserve your place.