Creating effective communication strategies for our patients and families is important. We need to do our part to promote the importance of making health information understandable. The roadmap for spreading the word about health literacy has been diverse, targeting different audiences both internal and external to our organization. Through the implementation of lectures, workshops, recognition awards and annual health literacy events, direct-care clinicians and families have begun to recognize the importance of plain language as a tool for effective communication. October is National Health Literacy Month and is the perfect time to expose the organization to the concept of health literacy. In 2010, a separate event was developed for patients and families. Using games designed for the children, parents are able to learn about health literacy in a fun and relaxed environment. Since its inception, over 150 families have participated in this event.