Say this instead
Jul 18, 2022 8:00 AM
We are pleased to collaborate with the marketing and communications team at University of Utah Health and on main campus in presenting the Inclusive Style Guide.
This guide is designed to help communicators from all parts of campus in referring to terms familiar to those of us who work in equity, diversity, and inclusion. While the style guide is not meant to be exhaustive, it is meant to help each of us communicate precisely and without offense as we describe health inequities, populations, and efforts to create justice for communities.
At the end of the style guide are some resources that communicators (and by this, we mean everyone who writes emails, i.e. all of us) can use to ensure that proper terminology is used. The University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office is proud to be listed as a resource, and we stand willing and interested in helping in this effort. We would do well to remember that the end users of University of Utah Health are our patients. As we become more respectful and precise in our conversations and communications about patients, it will inevitably affect how we talk to patients...and talking to patients is where the magic happens.