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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HCPs: #BlackHistoryMonth may be coming to an end, but we must continue to honor Black history year-round and work to promote Black futures by providing respectful care, building trust, and improving health equity.— CDC Division of Reproductive Health (@CDC_DRH) February 27, 2023
Hear what our Director, Dr. Barfield has to say. #HearHer pic.twitter.com/zaMHIjtebu
What actions can you take to strengthen ties between clinical and community organizations while addressing #CVD and #HealthEquity? This guide walks you through the key roles and elements to consider as you grow your community-clinical linkages. https://t.co/6LlyGkrHSj— CDC Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention (@CDCHeart_Stroke) February 10, 2023