Community Health Inclusion Communication Scorecard
With the ever-increasing and expanding number of media tools available, the ability to tailor, customize, and disseminate health messages to specific audiences is becoming increasingly feasible and has tremendous potential for improving the health of all individuals. However, certain health communication strategies and messages may overlook individuals with disability both in terms of the content portrayed and the manner in which they are broadcast. To ensure that all messages are inclusive of people with disability both in terms of their content and dissemination, NCHPAD has created the Community Health Inclusion Communication Scorecard (CHICS).
The CHICS is an interactive self-assessment tool that allows individuals and organizations to assess and better understand the levels of inclusion (or lack thereof) in their health communication messages and campaigns. The self-assessment results, as well as the simple act of filling out the assessment, can provide valuable insight into crafting and disseminating health communications that are inclusive in both scope and content. Additionally, based on the results of the survey, those who complete the assessment will be directed to a tailored set of health communication resources and technical assistance to help provide further information, insight, and guidance regarding inclusive health messages and campaigns.
Utilize the CHICS: https://www.nchpad.org/1275/6000/Inclusive~Health~Communication~Scorecard
Additional inclusive health communication resources: http://www.nchpad.org/Goals/91/Promoting~Inclusive~Health~Communication