Health Stigma and Discrimination Framework – Earnshaw Lab
Health Stigma and Discrimination Framework
Health-related stigma frameworks typically focus on one health condition in isolation. This tendency encourages a siloed approach to research on health-related stigma, impeding comparisons across stigmatized conditions and research on innovations to reduce health-related stigma and improve health outcomes. The Health Stigma and Discrimination Framework is a global, crosscutting framework based on theory, research, and practice linking stigma with health and social impacts. We discuss how health-related stigmas may intersect with other stigmas (e.g., race, socioeconomic status), and describe how the framework can be used to enhance research, programming, and policy efforts.