LANGUAGE AND HEALTH EQUITY: A CURATED LIST - “Language and terms have the potential to perpetuate or reduce health inequities. The outcomes
14 March 2023
Therefore, intentional self-reflection and open dialogue are necessary for the development of inclusive language that can drive action on health equity.1 The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has compiled this list of resources to support public health to develop and use inclusive health equity language. [...] The resources included in this curated list explore broad principles for building a language that promotes action on health equity and that is person-first, system-focused and asset-based.1 The search for and choice of resources were guided by their relevance to shifting health equity language and to creating an organizational and societal culture that supports action on the structural and social. [...] CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication are intended to help public health professionals ensure their communication work, including communication of public health science, meets the specific needs and Centers for Disease Control priorities of the populations they serve and addresses all people inclusively, accurately, and respectfully. [...] Guidance goal of this terminology guide is to improve understanding for developing inclusive communications and the use of of key concepts related to equity, diversity, accessibility inclusive images is also offered, including considerations and inclusion, and to promote consistent use of language around culture, representation, disabilities and power. [...] LTURAPEOPLLE OF COLOR SAFETY This 2021 document5 Offered as a framework to explores the connection between language and how health use language intentionally to reflect values of ethics and care professionals view people, communities and health equity, the document first describes foundational values of equity.