OHSU # 3053 — Inclusive Language Guide
A cross-departmental assembly of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) members has developed a guide for inclusive language, which can be used by businesses, universities and hospitals to educate staff and promote diversity.
The Inclusive Language Guide is intended as a tool to help employers and employees learn about and use inclusive language in institutional communications, patient care (including chart notes), instruction and presentations around descriptors of:
- Race and ethnicity
- Immigration status
- Gender and sexual orientation
- Ability (including physical, mental and chronological attributes)
These materials contain a glossary, terms to avoid, and best practices to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect. The guide was developed from a survey of 272 OHSU members, personal experience, scholarly and journalist sources, and with community input. The Inclusive Language Guide is free to download here for non-commercial purposes, provided no modifications or derivatives are created.
The copyright materials are available for licensing for commercial use and/or generation of derivative materials.
- Leslie Garcia - SM.DEAN Administration
- Erin Hoover Barnett - SM.DEAN Administration
- Rosemarie Hemmings - HC.Care Management
- Ian Jaquiss - EO.Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
- Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas - CS.Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Amy Penkin - HC.Partnership Project
- Phu Nguyen - School of Medicine
For more information, contact:
Technology Development Manager