Drop the Jargon Day is a day for health and human services workers to practice and promote using plain, jargon free language. 6 out of 10 people in Australia have low Health Literacy. Many Australians have trouble understanding and using the information provided by organisations and navigating complicated systems like healthcare services. When we use jargon it is hard for people to understand and use information.
Our CEH team members, Bernice Murphy and John Nguyen, spoke with SBS Radio about how healthcare professionals can use plain language to can improve patient health. Listen to it here in English and here in Macedonian.