Health Literacy

UPDATED: Health Literacy Resources for Visual Communication
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Images and visual displays can help support your health information messages and help your audiences better understand the data you share. When visually presenting data results, think about the icons and colors you choose to represent people or populations. Do the choices reinforce stereotypes?

If you label a population category on your graph or table as “other,” think about how your audience might perceive that term. “Other” may make some people feel excluded.

A recent report titled Do No Harm is a set of guidelines for presenting data through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens and to help us think thoughtfully about the ways in which we share results of data analyses.

Learn more about visual communication resources.

Page last reviewed: April 18, 2022