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How to Provide Creative Yet Accessible Information for All

Visual cues help organize information in a clean, concise way and make information stand out. Color is a visual cue everyone has encountered or has used to convey information: It could have been a color-coded answer key with correct answers in green and incorrect answers in red, a map of Europe with European Union (EU) members in blue and non-EU members in yellow, or a color-co ...

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Making Our Mark: Diversifying Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Recruitment Efforts

Each May, Older Americans Month is observed to celebrate the contributions being made by older adults across the country. The 2020 theme is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging everyone—older and younger people alike—to use their time and talents to make a difference in their communities, in the lives of older adults, and in support of those who care for older adults. Within the next ...

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Using Person-Centric Language to Combat Stigma and Increase Health Literacy

Last week, members of Fors Marsh Group’s Communication Research Strategy and Outreach Division attended the Society for Health Communication’s 2020 Virtual Summit. Over the course of two days, we, along with nearly 300 other health and communications professionals, heard from experts about the role of health communications in the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for buildin ...

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A Researcher’s Tips for Combating Implicit Bias

As researchers, we strive for impartiality when talking to participants, allowing them to speak openly without judgement or fear of recourse. This helps us reveal patterns of behavior or perceptions held by individuals from diverse walks of life. However, pure impartiality requires constant vigilance and personal awareness because our brains are wired to make snap judgements a ...

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Is Your Research Report Causing Harm

As discussed in Labels and Identities in Research Reports, the language that social scientists and researchers choose to use in their reports is an important first step to reducing bias. In many cases, the research produced in these reports has far-reaching implications. Using person-centric, specific language can help reduce bias and ensure the presentation of research is clea ...

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The Impact One Toy Can Make: Furthering Diversity and Inclusion

For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with giving thanks, spreading joy, and sharing what we have with others.  Charitable giving is one way that Fors Marsh Group (FMG) gives back to our local community.   Our annual Thanksgiving food drive and end-of-year toy drive are both parts of a company-wide effort dating back to 2015.  This year, the Diversity and Inclusion ...

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