A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials

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A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials

Description

Many communities and organizations lack the resources to create new health promotion materials that address the cultural and linguistic needs of their local populations. This 12-page guide aims to assist these groups in making appropriate choices among existing materials and provides recommendations for adapting such materials for use in health promotion efforts.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Values and guiding principles for assuring cultural and linguistic competence in health promotion messages and materials
  • Definitions of terms
  • Steps for choosing or adapting culturally and linguistically competent health promotion materials
  • Additional resources on the following topics:
    • General health promotion
    • Assessing materials for low-literacy readers
    • Alternative formats for people with disabilities
    • Creation of materials for diverse populations on a variety of health issues

Developer:

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Funding Sources:

Health Resources and Services Administration

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: July 2006
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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