Three Overarching Principles For Global Public Health Communication
With a foundation of cultural humility and commitment to community engagement, public health professionals can implement meaningful and ethical projects and partnerships to better address health disparities.
When sharing information on health disparities, consider the positive and negative impacts of your messaging. Emphasize the social drivers/determinants of health (i.e., non-medical factors in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality of life, risks, and outcomes).
When communicating with members of the public, avoid excessive use of technical language, jargon, and acronyms, which can keep vital information away from people who may benefit most from having the information.