Plain language means that information on this website is easily understood. Our policy is to write health information at a 7th grade reading level or below. We follow guidelines for health literacy and health education writing so that you can understand step by step what to expect for a test, procedure, or home care.
- Pictures are used to accompany text to improve understanding.
- Text is written in at least 14 point font, in Arial or Times New Roman.
- A special format is used so that headings, sub-headings and content follow an easy to read pattern.
We don't expect you to know medical terms, but we want you to understand your medical care. We write in a way that helps you understand health concepts to enable you to be an active partner with your health care team.