Make a plain pledge and win a cool pin!

October 5, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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.

This is an “open house” style activity, and you can drop in anytime during the Zoom event, but priority will be given to those who booked a time slot in advance via the registration form.

To learn more visit the PEHL website.