PiF is delighted to announce the launch of our new best practice Toolkit to support information producers create health information that works.
Twelve months ago we began a process of working with PiF members and the wider community of health information producers to identify the key steps involved in creating health information that works.
During our journey we’ve spoken to over a hundred people about their work, conducted a review to identify the evidence on the key components of creating high quality health information, and worked with you all to translate the findings into practical guidance to support your work.
The Toolkit brings together best practice guidance, with practical resources, and the evidence behind the statements. It contains case studies from information producers sharing how they have approached the key steps contained within the guidance.
The guidance and resources are organised into four themes:
- Create accurate and evidence based health information
- Communicate information clearly
- Ensure information has impact and relevance
- Involve users in creating information
So whether you are thinking about user testing your information, evaluating your project, researching the evidence base, or communicating clearly, we hope you will find the guidance, resources and evidence contained within the Toolkit useful.
The Toolkit is a work in progress: if you would like to share your work; want to suggest a resource we should include; spot any gaps; or disagree with any of our guidance – please do get in touch.
We want this to be a really useful tool to support the creation of better health information in the UK, so please do share any feedback or comments you have.
Lastly, and most importantly, many thanks to everyone who has contributed along the way! We couldn’t have produced this without your contributions, and we really hope you feel the end result will make a valuable contribution to production of high quality health information.