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Health Equity Core Offers Guidelines for Inclusive Language in Practical Trials on March 28, 2024

Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, cochair of the Health Equity Core at the NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory, has developed a valuable resource for researchers working in pragmatic settings. The Equitable Language Cheat Sheet provides guidance on using inclusive language when referring to specific individuals, groups, and communities. This living document is available on the Health Equity Core webpage and will be regularly updated to reflect changes in terminology and best practices.

As an associate professor and assistant dean at the Duke University School of Nursing, Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda emphasizes the importance of respecting personal preferences when collaborating with individuals and communities in research settings. The cheat sheet serves as a reference guide for researchers, providing essential guidelines for instances where direct input on preferred language is not available.

The Equitable Language Cheat Sheet includes preferred terminology for various identities, such as age, race and ethnicity, gender, differing abilities, substance abuse, underserved populations, and partners of focus. The Health Equity Core aims to help pragmatic trials incorporate a health equity lens in their research, identify barriers to this integration, and develop strategies and tools to advance health equity. This resource aligns with the Core’s mission of overcoming biases and promoting health equity within pragmatic research.

If you want to access this valuable tool or learn more about the Health Equity Core’s work visit their webpage today!

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