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 Now Available! Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

 Now Available! Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

“Know your audience” is a mantra familiar to communicators everywhere. We think that’s the easy part – but is it? Communicating with your audience in a way that is accurate, respectful, and inclusive of everyone is more challenging.

Now there is a new resource to the rescue, the Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Listen to podcast guest, Michelle Bonds, CDC’s director of the Division of Public Affairs, as she describes the purpose of this work. Bonds assembled and led a team of subject matter experts across CDC to create the Guiding Principles.

“The principles in this guide are intended to help everyone ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus,” she explains.

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