Title:Health equity impact assessment: a primer.
Subject:Health issues – poverty|split|Health issues – poverty and health care|split|Health issues – social determinants of health|split|Poverty – programs, services
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2010
To drive health equity into action we need to understand the needs of health disadvantaged populations, identify barriers to equitable access to quality care, and build equity into priority setting, resource allocation and performance management. Health Equity Impact Assessment is a practical and effective planning tool that analyzes the potential impact of service, program or policy changes on health disparities and/or health disadvantaged populations. It can help to plan new services or initiatives or assess and re-align existing programs; and using it has proven valuable to building awareness of and embedding equity within organizations.