Drop the Jargon Day

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 (All day)

Why should we drop the jargon?

6 out of 10 of people in Australia have low health literacy.

Many Australians have trouble understanding and using information provided by organisations. They also have trouble navigating complicated systems like healthcare services.

When we use jargon, technical terms or acronyms, it is hard for people with low health literacy to understand and use information.

Drop the Jargon Day this year is on 24 October. Pledge and take part in activities at your workplace. Make it easy for people with low health literacy to get better information and outcomes from services they use.

When we use jargon, it is harder for people to understand what we are saying.

Drop the Jargon is a day for professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to use plain language. Drop the Jargon Day gives Australian health, community services and local government professionals a chance to celebrate using plain, effective language at work.

On Tuesday 24 October 2017 improve communication in your organisation - pledge to drop the jargon