Advancing Health Equity Through Communications

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) uses a health equity lens in communication planning, development, and dissemination. NCCDPHP works to create and share information in ways that everybody can understand by working with community partners and ensuring information is respectful, accurate, accessible, and timely.

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NCCDPHP’s Health Equity Glossary

This glossary defines common health equity terms, including those used throughout NCCDPHP’s Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health pages.

CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators, ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus.

Featured NCCDPHP Communication Campaigns That Address Health Inequities and Disparities
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Hear Her

There are considerable racial disparities when it comes to pregnancy-related deaths. NCCDPHP’s Division of Reproductive Health launched the Hear Her campaign to raise awareness of the potentially life-threatening warning signs during and in the year after pregnancy.

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Bring Your Brave

NCCDPHP’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control created the Bring Your Brave campaign to provide information about breast cancer to women younger than 45, with a focus on young breast cancer survivors.

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Tips From Former Smokers®

NCCDPHP’s Office on Smoking and Health uses approaches to pursue health equity by creating smoking cessation messages that represent and appeal to the people most affected by health disparities.

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