Spanish-Language Communication of COVID-19 Information Across US Local Health Department Websites
Kusters, I., Gutierrez, A., Dean, J., et al. (2022). Spanish-Language Communication of COVID-19 Information Across US Local Health Department Websites. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 1-8
The authors of this article examined COVID-19 communications in Spanish compared with English local health departments in the top ten most populous cities in the U.S. Coders reviewed six types of content in six different kinds of media (e.g., print resources and website text) to calculate each city’s score. The authors found that content types and delivery modes in Spanish were more varied and not as effective as their English counterparts. They conclude that information was not equivalently provided in Spanish despite federal guidelines.