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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Home - Articles & Papers

These DEI resources are provided for faculty and staff to use to help create an equitable and inclusive environment.  These resources include links to Articles, Web Resources, University of Michigan Resources, and Books.  These resources are not meant to be comprehensive but rather to provide starting points for information seeking.

Articles & Papers

DEI Books

Health Literacy and Health Equity

Health literacy refers to an individual’s capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Health literacy principles make information clearer and more inclusive. Consistently applying a health literacy perspective to all communications and educational materials can help healthcare organizations achieve their goals for health equity.

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 was signed on October 13, 2010. The law requires that federal agencies use clear government communication that the public can understand and use.


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Michigan Medicine
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This Information Guide may contain information and/or instructional materials developed by Michigan Medicine for the typical patient with your condition. It may include links to online content that was not created by Michigan Medicine and for which Michigan Medicine does not assume responsibility. It does not replace medical advice from your health care provider because your experience may differ from that of the typical patient. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about this document, your condition or your treatment plan.