The Communication Infrastructure as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Health Policymaking and Practice

Taylor Goulbourne, Itzhak Yanovitzky

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Abstract

Policy Points Persistent communication inequalities limit racial/ethnic minority access to life-saving health information and make them more vulnerable to the effects of misinformation. Establishing data collection systems that detect and track acute gaps in the supply and/or access of racial/ethnic minority groups to credible health information is long overdue. Public investments and support for minority-serving media and community outlets are needed to close persistent gaps in access to credible health information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-40
Number of pages17
JournalMilbank Quarterly
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

Keywords

  • health disparities
  • health equity
  • health policy
  • health promotion

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