Healthline is a very well known health site that covers absolutely everything you need to know about medical affairs and health. Their Medical Network is composed of healthcare professionals from research institutions, professional organizations, and private practice with varied and extensive expertise in their respective fields. Network Members bring experience from across the spectrum of medical specialities, as well as their perspective from years of clinical practice, research, and patient advocacy to ensure Healthline’s readers receive the highest quality health information.
The collective experience from the medical professionals who develop Healthline’s content, products, and services can be seen in the medical review of their articles, advisory insights provided on research initiatives, and via the proactive surveillance of the evidence landscape, which ensures that their medical content is at the forefront of healthcare.
I am always learning and writing on subjects Healthline has covered and I found their website to be a mind of information for my blog so when they approached me to tell you about their new campaign I could not wait to share it with my readers.
TRANSFORM: Health Equity is a project from Healthline that advocates for people marginalized by today’s health systems. One of the aspects of health equity they are focusing on is a conscious language with our Conscious Language Guide. They created this guide to be a useful tool to educate allies and potential allies on how we all can do better, recognize the current state of how we communicate and make a change today. This tool focuses on health topics such as autism, disability, sex/gender, mental health, racism, and more.
In order to create this guide, their team performed extensive research in the community. The team prioritized topics facing high stigma or marginalization and completed research through data, studies, and community interviews. They then co-created the guide with community members reviewing it along the way and implementing all the language changes in their current and future content.
Now that they have implemented conscious language in Healthline’s content, their next step is to share their guide with allies and potential allies. For that reason, they thought my readers might like to read about it.
A message from Healthline quotes “By amplifying marginalized voices and creating educational content and tools for deep learning and community engagement, TRANSFORM: Health Equity strives to advocate for those whom today’s health system marginalizes. We are committed to taking actions that create a world where all people can achieve equal health.”
TRANSFORM will spark change through education and conversation, explore personal stories, live events and innovative new tools for inspiring education, advocacy and action — today. And will explore personal stories, live events and innovative new tools for inspiring education.
Not everyone receives the quality of care they deserve due to a variety of reasons, including socioeconomic, geographical, and cultural factors. Words matter. It’s important to strive for inclusive language to give everyone a chance to represent themselves authentically — in their health journey, and society.
The website TRANSFORM has a conscious language guide, a link for you to volunteer, and personal stories. Topics like Race and Medicine: How to Find Medical Care When You’re Black and Raising awareness of mental well-being in marginalized communities. There is also a video series you can watch – Meet trailblazers who have stepped into their calling by helping others, building community, and challenging systemic inequities.
Source: Healthline TRANSFORM