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Strategies for Easy-to-Read Health Writing



Check out these guidelines for developing east-to-read (ETR) health writing, provided by the NIH and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition to providing questions we might adapt in analyzing the arrangement, style, and persuasion in  popular news pieces, they make some interesting assumptions about the purposes and audiences of health writing.

CMS Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective, Guidelines for Writing

Medline Plus (service of NIH) site on How to Write Easy-to-Read Health Materials



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