COVID-19 Disparities Among Marshallese Pacific Islanders
ESSAY — Volume 18 — January 7, 2021
The images are of 2 versions for a Diabetes Sick Plan, identical except that one version is in English and the other in Marshallese. A cartoon image of a smiling physician in a white coat has a stethoscope around his neck. The text reads as follows: If you feel like you are developing symptoms, stay home and call your doctor. When you call your doctor, have your glucose readings available. Be clear on your symptoms (ie, are you nauseated? Is it just a stuffy nose?) Ask your questions on how to manage your diabetes. Know how to keep in touch with others. Determine who can care for you if your caregiver gets sick. Contact your doctor to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications. Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies. Have enough household items and groceries. Consider ways of getting medications and food brought to your house. Have a plan for someone to care for your pets. The image also includes the logos of the following organizations after “Made possible with funding from”: Walmart, Arkansas United, Washington Regional, Northwest Health, MEI, Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Arkansas Department of Health, Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, RootED Northwest Arkansas, Community Clinic, Springdale Public Schools, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Community Health and Research.
An example of an infographic on a diabetes sick plan during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic prepared in both Marshallese and English.
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