Clear Communication Index User Guide

The Clear Communication Index (Index) provides a set of research-based criteria to develop and assess public communication products. The Index supports the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and achieve goals set forth in the
National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and the CDC Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.

The 20 items in the Index build on and expand plain language techniques described in the Federal Plain Language GuidelinesExternal.

Use the site menu to nagivate through parts A, B, C, D and Appendix A and B of the Index User Guide.

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