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Racial justice and health literacy: our commitment

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

At Health Literacy Media, we join the chorus of voices speaking out against racism. We recognize that people of color are systematically oppressed by racism that is built into every facet of our society.

Nearest to us is health literacy. The racial disparities laid bare by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis show the inequities in health that so tragically mirror the disparities in health literacy.

We commit to continuing our efforts to address this disparity and improve equity. At Health Literacy Media:

  • We work hard to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

  • We continually strive to improve everyone’s health literacy, and partner closely with communities where the needs are greatest.

  • We engage with communities to assure that our work matches their needs and interests, to improve their health literacy.

We will redouble our efforts to build health equity. Moving forward:

  • We will work where the needs are greatest, with the ambition of collaborating to improve health literacy to the highest levels possible.

  • We will always assure that our work focuses on developing resources for better health in a sustainable and equitable fashion.

  • We will use our voice to educate others at both the community and policy levels, and we will listen to others’ voices who are doing this work, too.

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery join an unbearably long list of black citizens whose lives ended far too soon. As we mourn their passing, we’ll keep saying: Black Lives Matter.


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