Creating Health Forms That People Can Understand: Strategies for Clearly Explaining Legal Requirements and Addressing Organizational Barriers
May 01, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Christopher R. Trudeau, JD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Center for Health Literacy. He holds a dual appointment with the Faculty of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. In this dual role, he teaches health literacy courses for all of UAMS’s health programs, he teaches law & medicine for medical students, and he teaches clear legal writing for law students.
Professor Trudeau is an internationally recognized expert on health literacy, plain language, and the law. He is the first lawyer ever to be appointed to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy and the FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee. He frequently speaks on improving informed consent practices, creating clear legal documents that people can understand, and on novel ways to improve health equity and health outcomes while reducing organizational risks and increasing legal compliance.