Public health language is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of the community and address problems more effectively, because using more inclusive language can help build relationships and create safety and comfort for historically marginalized peoples. When inclusive language is lacking, it can create friction during budding relationships with communities. This training will address the use of language in the field of public health, and how actively working to use inclusive language is a necessity in equity work. The trainers will provide a framework for interrogating our language using hands-on activities and small group discussion, to push participants to consider the language they use in their work, and where there might be gaps.
Jasper Lee and Tonayo Crow, Health Resources in Action