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Digestive Diseases News Summer 2011

NIDDK Health Information Resources Win NIH Plain Language/Clear Communication Awards

Six health information resources produced by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) won 2010–2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Plain Language and Clear Communication awards. The annual awards program, now in its 11th year, honors communication products that help the NIH reach all Americans with health information they can use and research results they can easily understand.

2010–2011 NIDDK NIH Plain Language/Clear Communication Award winners:

Biopsia del higado (Liver Biopsy), produced by the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), is a Spanish-language fact sheet that provides general information about liver biopsy: the purpose of the test, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during and after the procedure. The fact sheet is also available in English. To view, download, or order the fact sheet, visit the NDDIC website at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me?, produced by the National Kidney Education Program (NKDEP), is a full-color brochure designed to help recently diagnosed patients understand chronic kidney disease. View, download, or order the brochure at the NKDEP’s website, www.nkdep.nih.gov/resources/CKD_Basics_brochure.htm.

Colonoscopia (Colonoscopy), produced by the NDDIC, is a Spanish-language fact sheet that provides general information about colonoscopy: the purpose of the test, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during and after the procedure. The fact sheet is also available in English. To view, download, or order the fact sheet, visit the NDDIC website at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

El diccionario de las enfermedades digestivas (The Digestive Diseases Dictionary), produced by the NDDIC, is a Spanish-language booklet that defines more than 400 terms and includes illustrations. The booklet is also available in English. To view, download, or order the booklet, visit the NDDIC website at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

Healthy Moments is a weekly radio report series from NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P. The series, broadcast online and on radio, provides health tips about how to prevent and control diseases that fall within the NIDDK’s purview. For more information and to listen to new and archived reports, visit www2.niddk.nih.gov/HealthEducation/HealthyMoments.

The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP’s) Managing Your Diabetes campaign materials, based on health messaging research and focus groups, reinforce the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of managing diabetes as early as possible. The materials, including posters and public service announcements, were developed for NDEP partners and media outlets and feature people living with diabetes. Visit the NDEP website for more information about the campaign and to access campaign materials at www.ndep.nih.gov.

The NDEP’s Managing Your Diabetes podcasts series features real people living with diabetes and shares their personal stories about how they manage their diabetes every day. Visit the NDEP website for more information and to access the podcasts at www.ndep.nih.gov.

Information about the NIH Plain Language/Clear Communication Awards program and a complete list of winners is available at www.nih.gov/clearcommunication/plainlanguage.htm.

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NIH Publication No. 11–4552
September 2011


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