This article describes the process used to develop an award-winning series of 27 well water Tip Sheets for Rhode Island private well owners. Our multi-agency team worked to develop the series by: 1) Combining our knowledge of the audience with scientific, writing, and design expertise and teamwork; 2) Applying principles of risk communication and plain language; and 3) Asking for and using audience input at multiple stages. Our commitment to know and learn from our audience and incorporate their suggestions into the final product required extra planning, time, and money, but made a difference in the final quality of the materials.
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McCann, A., & Stableford, S. (2015). Know Your Audience, Ask Your Audience. The Journal of Extension, 53(2), Article 34. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss2/34