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Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience. This research-based guide aims to help professionals create health websites and other digital health information tools that are easy for low-literacy users to access and understand. The guide is written for anyone involved in creating online health content, from start to finish — writers and editors, content managers, digital strategists, user experience strategists, web designers, developers, and others. Health Literacy Online also emphasizes that writing and designing with low-literacy users in mind has big benefits for us all — ultimately resulting in health websites that are easier for everyone to understand and use. To access the guide, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hmsv

 

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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