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258521 Examining Deaf population health inequities from a social justice perspective
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:38 PM
This film presents the content of a peer-reviewed written English public health journal article. The article topic is health inequities experienced by deaf sign language users. The article describes four issues that underlie health inequities experienced by deaf sign language users and proposes six public health approaches to address these health and healthcare inequities. The film conveys in American Sign Language (ASL) the main learning points of the article. In addition to language translation (from English to ASL), the film team, comprised of deaf and hearing members, made the article content accessible by presenting the information in a culturally appropriate way, with dialog between deaf characters in the context of a story that feels relevant to the viewer. This approach can be used to reach deaf audiences with other health education and public health messages. A similar approach can be used with other populations. The film is captioned in English and includes an English voice track.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Keywords: Deaf, Social Justice
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a family physician researcher with a focus on health promotion, healthcare and health research with deaf sign language users, their families and communities. I am one of the authors of the English language peer-reviewed journal article on which the film is based.
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.
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