Jul, 23, 2021

Health Equity Practice and Style Guide

As part of the Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) work to apply an equity lens to all of its workstreams, it is important to develop a shared understanding of the context of racism and inequities affecting health and a common vocabulary for communicating about equity that avoids bias, encourages inclusion, and prompts reflection in all of our work. The purpose of this guide is to be a practical resource for all HPC staff: (1) to promote intentional and consistent use of language and terminology across the agency when possible and practical; (2) to encourage reflection among staff as they communicate about equity within their workstreams; and (3) to provide resources, tools (including preferred terms), and HPC-specific use cases that can support staff.