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Community leaders say there may be a language barrier when it comes to public health messaging

Maneet Chahal, co-founder of SOCH Mental Health, a promotion initiative in the South Asian community in Brampton, said there is a gap in messaging when public health information is broadcast primarily in English.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, I was finding in the South Asian community a lot of people were looking at South Asian networks and relying on information that was being released in India,” she said.

“And a lot of information even circulates on WhatsApp. So some of the things that we talk about in our workshops is, this WhatsApp news, is it actually credible?”


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