Make a plain pledge and win a cool pin!
October is Health Literacy Month and the Patient Education and Health Literacy Program (PEHL) invites you to take a pledge to stop using medical jargon that your patients may not understand. If you do, you can win this cool pin and a certificate — wouldn’t it look great on your lapel, lanyard or name tag?
Eliminating jargon and “medspeak” is crucial for helping patients understand complex medical conditions, treatment plans, and self-care protocols.
Take 10 minutes to make your pledge to speak plainly during a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Participants should select a medical term they use often in their practice before they log on. During the activity, the PEHL team will help you find a plain-language alternative and create your certificate, which will be sent to you along with the pin via campus mail.
To learn more visit the PEHL website.