Writing for Equity and Inclusion

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General information

Language is powerful. It can make people feel valued and empowered, or excluded and stereotyped. And the meanings and connotations of words can change quickly. Your writing can have a big impact on your audiences by using appropriate, inclusive language.  

Areas included in this HCA Shared Experience event:

  • Benefits of using inclusive language in medical writing
  • Researching and selecting appropriate inclusive language for a given health topic
  • Strategies you can use when writing to advocate for inclusive language choices throughout the editorial process

About the Presenter

Stacy Robison, MPH, MCHES, President and Co-founder of CommunicateHealth, Inc, is a recognized expert in health literacy and clear communication — and recipient of the 2018 AMWA McGovern Award. She oversees CommunicateHealth’s content and design teams, using a human-centered design approach that prioritizes clear, inclusive language as a way to promote health behaviour change among diverse audiences.

Under Stacy’s leadership, CommunicateHealth has become a leader in the field — since 2013, the weekly We © Health Literacy email series has shared actionable tips and best practices with health communicators on topics ranging from gendered design to person-first language to racism and COVID-19.  

Writing for Equity and Inclusion


37 minutes