The EI Resource Hub is an open repository that collects, preserves and distributes both general resources on health equity and specific materials related to the Equity Initiative program. While some of these materials are produced by the Equity Initiative program team, some are collated from various external sources with copyrights and intellectual property protection.

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    Big Data and the Study of Social Inequalities in Health: Expectations and Issues 

    Cyrille Delpierre; Michelle Kelly -Irving (Frontiers in Public Health, 2018-10-26)

    Understanding the construction of the social gradient in health is a major challenge in the field of social epidemiology, a branch of epidemiology that seeks to understand how society and its different forms of organization influence health at a population level. Attempting to answer these questions involves large datasets of varied heterogeneous data suggesting that Big Data approaches could be then particularly relevant to the study of social inequalities in health. Nevertheless, real challenges have to be addressed in order to make the...
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    Digital communication between clinician and patient and the impact on marginalised groups: a realist review in general practice 

    Huxley, Caroline J; Atherton, Helen; Watkins, Jocelyn Anstey; Griffiths, Frances (British Journal of General Practice, 2015-12)

    Background Increasingly, the NHS is embracing the use of digital communication technology for communication between clinicians and patients. Policymakers deem digital clinical communication as presenting a solution to the capacity issues currently faced by general practice. There is some concern that these technologies may exacerbate existing inequalities in accessing health care. It is not known what impact they may have on groups who are already marginalised in their ability to access general practice. Aim To assess the potential impact of th...
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    Digital health, gender and health equity: invisible imperatives 

    Sinha, Chaitali; Schryer-Roy, Anne-Marie (Journal of Public Health, 2018-12-01)

    A growing body of evidence shows the use of digital technologies in health—referred to as eHealth, mHealth or ‘digital health’—is improving and saving lives in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this prevalent and persistent narrative, very few studies examine its effects on health equity, gender and power dynamics. This journal supplement addresses these invisible imperatives by going beyond traditional measures of coverage, efficacy and cost-effectiveness associated with digital health interventions, to unpack different experiences of h...
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    Perspectives on health equity and social determinants of health 

    Bogard, Kimber; Murry, Velma McBride; Alexander, Charlee M.; National Academy of Medicine (U.S.) (National Academy Of Medicine, 2017)

    Social factors, signals, and biases shape the health of our nation. Racism and poverty manifest in unequal social, environmental, and economic conditions, resulting in deep-rooted health disparities that carry over from generation to generation. In Perspectives on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, authors call for collective action across sectors to reverse the debilitating and often lethal consequences of health inequity. This edited volume of discussion papers provides recommendations to advance the agenda to promote health eq...
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    Income Inequality and Outcomes in Heart Failure 

    Dewan, Pooja (2019)

    OBJECTIVES This study examined the relationship between income inequality and heart failure outcomes. BACKGROUND The income inequality hypothesis postulates that population health is influenced by income distribution within a society, with greater inequality associated with worse outcomes. METHODS This study analyzed heart failure outcomes in 2 large trials conducted in 54 countries. Countries were divided by tertiles of Gini coefficients (where 0% represented absolute income equality and 100% represented absolute income inequality), and heart fa...
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