Effective Communication - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Effective Communication

From No Barriers Health Equity For All: Toolkit & Practical Guide for Health and Community Service Providers

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

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Go directly to this resource: Start on p. 14 of No Barriers Health Equity For All: Toolkit & Practical Guide for Health and Community Service Providers

This is a four page excerpt from No Barriers, Health Equity for All: Toolkit & Practical Guide for Health and Community Service Providers, which was developed by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Canada. It describes the importance of inclusive language, guidelines for effective communication, and alternative ways to describe health equity for different audiences.

When to Use

This excerpt would be helpful for developing language and messaging about health equity and social determinants of health, which can feel very abstract to many audiences. It may be helpful to gain support for local activities to address health equity.

Things to Consider

The authors recommend reviewing the entire toolkit to strengthen understanding about what influences health.

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Start on p. 14 of No Barriers Health Equity For All: Toolkit & Practical Guide for Health and Community Service Providers

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Practices Addressed by This Resource

Img   Build a shared understanding and commitment to health equity
Img   Develop organizational knowledge and skills to advance health equity