Inclusive Language

HPSM views the use of inclusive language as an ongoing commitment to understanding the impact and importance of the words we use. We endeavor to use person-first language that centers on the individual rather than their descriptor. We also strive to use gender-inclusive language that acknowledges the health experiences of people from across the gender spectrum. Finally, we recognize members as the experts on what terms best describe their own race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and/or disability.