From No Barriers Health Equity For All: Toolkit & Practical Guide for Health and Community Service Providers
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
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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Practices Addressed by This Resource
|Build a shared understanding and commitment to health equity|
|Develop organizational knowledge and skills to advance health equity|