Introducing the Health Stigma and Discrimination framework

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Stigma is a well-documented barrier to health seeking behaviour, engagement in care, and adherence to treatment across a range of health conditions globally. In order to halt the stigmatisation process and mitigate the harmful consequences of health-related stigma, it is critical to have a theoretical framework to guide intervention development, measurement, research and policy.

In this webinar, Dr Anne Stangl presents a new, global, crosscutting framework that articulates the stigmatization process across a series of domains including:

  • the factors that drive or facilitate health-related stigma
  • stigma ‘marking’ and intersecting stigmas
  • how stigma manifests through experiences and practices
  • outcomes for affected populations, organisations and institutions

She demonstrates the framework’s application to a range of health conditions, including HIV, and show how it can be used to enhance research, programming and policy efforts. 

About the presenter

Dr Anne Stangl is a senior behavioural scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) based in Washington D.C.. Her work focuses on human rights and stigma particularly as they relate to prevention, care and treatment, health-related quality of life and equitable access to health care more broadly. 

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