Diversity Dictionary

The dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion is broad and growing daily. This introduces the need for a common vocabulary to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Because of differences in lived experience, words often hold different meanings for different people. This glossary is not meant to be exhaustive, since language is continuously evolving. The main goal is to provide a basic framework and promote dialogue.

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There are currently 2 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter V.

Vulnerable Community
communities at higher risk for poor health outcomes as a result of the barriers they experience to social, economic, political, and environmental resources. Vulnerability is exacerbated by stigma, racism, prejudice, and discrimination.

Vulnerable Populations
populations who are at greater risk of experiencing poor health outcomes due to social and economic factors, such as place of residence, income, current health status, age, race/ethnicity, and distribution of wealth and resources.