Writing for Equity and Inclusion
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/19/2020
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Where: Online (Live Webinar)
United States
Presenter: Stacy Robison, MPH, MCHES
Contact: webinars@amwa.org

Online registration is available until: 8/19/2020
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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. As a medical writer, you can have a big impact on your audiences by using appropriate, inclusive language. 

In this webinar, you will learn the importance of inclusive language and specific tips and best practices for writing about topics such as race and ethnicity, sex and gender, sexual orientation, and disability. Also addressed are common questions and barriers, and you will be provided with tools and strategies to help you write and advocate for clear, inclusive, medically accurate language.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants should be able to

  • Identify three benefits of using inclusive language in medical writing
  • Research and select appropriate inclusive language for a given health topic
  • Name two strategies medical writers can use to advocate for inclusive language choices throughout the editorial process

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About the Presenter

Stacy Robison, MPH, MCHES, President and Co-founder of CommunicateHealth, Inc, is a nationally 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 behavior 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.  

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