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The National Board of Health Strengthens the Information about COVID-19 for Citizens with an Ethnic Background Other than Danish (Sundhedsstyrelsen Styrker Informationen om COVID-19 til Borgere Med Anden Etnisk Baggrund End Dansk)

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: Denmark

With the understanding that “[i]t is important that everyone, regardless of ethnic background, has access to and can understand” information provided by the Danish Health Authority regarding coronavirus, information is made available in different languages and through videos in addition to written materials. Additionally, the National Board of Health, in collaboration with other agencies, “carried out a survey of information channels and media that provide information about COVID-19, among ethnic minority groups with non-Western backgrounds and Polish workers in Denmark.” The resulting report (“COVID-19 and Ethnic Minorities, Mapping of information channels and Media”) concludes with a set of recommendations including what types of platforms, media, channels, and instruments should be used to provide targeted information to ethnic minority groups.