MedlinePlus "How to write easy-to-read materials"
Medical Library Association. Deciphering Medspeak.
From the National Cancer Institute, Clear & Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers
From Doug Seubert, Health Communications Specialist, Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin, several resources for improving readability through good design
Simply Put from the CDC
The Plain English Campaign from the UK provides several plain english guides.
The Health Literacy & Plain Language Resource Guide from Health Literacy Innovations, an extensive guide to plain language information.
Plain and Simple, the Health Literacy Project from Iowa provides extensive information including first-person stories on the challenges of poor health literacy and examples of simplified print health information.
Print Friendly Plain Language Principles and Thesaurus from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, with particular application to HIPPA privacy notices.
The PRISM Readability Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that shows research teams how to create consent forms and other participant materials in plain language. It was produced by the Project to Review and Improve Study Materials (PRISM) at the Group Health Center for Health Studies (CHS) is a non-proprietary, public-domain research institution within Group Health, a health care system based in Seattle, Washington. Suggested by Jessica Ridpath. Thanks!
From the VA's Consumer Health Library Panel