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      10 Best resources on… intersectionality with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries 

      Larson, Elizabeth; George, Asha; Morgan, Rosemary; Poteat, Tonia (Health Policy and Planning, 2016-10-01)

      Intersectionality has emerged as an important framework for understanding and responding to health inequities by making visible the fluid and interconnected structures of power that create them. It promotes an understanding of the dynamic nature of the privileges and disadvantages that permeate health systems and affect health. It considers the interaction of different social stratifiers (e.g. ‘race’/ ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, geography, age, disability/ability, migration status, religion) and the power structures that ...
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      A new typology of policies to tackle health inequalities and scenarios of impact based on Rose's population approach 

      Benach, Joan; Malmusi, Davide; Yasui, Yutaka; Martínez, José Miguel (Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2013)

      The last decade has witnessed a surge in interest for policies to tackle health inequalities. Adequate theoretical development of policy models is needed to understand how to design and evaluate equity-oriented health policies. In this paper we review Graham’s typology of policies (focused on the worst-off, on the gap, or on the gradient) and propose an adaptation (targeted, universal with additional targeting, redistributive, and proportionate universalism). For each type, potential scenarios of impact on population health and health inequalities ...
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      A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society 

      Piketty, Thomas (2015)

      Toward a New Radical Reformism Anthony Atkinson occupies a unique place among economists. During the past half-century, in defiance of prevailing trends, he managed to place the question of inequality at the center of his work while demonstrating that economics is first and foremost a social and moral science. In his new book, Inequality: What Can Be Done?—more personal than his previous ones and wholly focused on a plan of action—he provides us with the broad outlines of a new radical reformism.
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      A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease 

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,; Division of Community Health (2013)

      The intention of A practitioner’s guide for advancing health equity is to help practitioners and leaders incorporate a health equity view in their collaborations with community organizations. It offers ideas — with stories to illustrate — for how public health organizations can develop competency in the important work of building organizational capacity, engaging communities, developing partnerships and coalitions, and making the case for health equity. Each of the four sections of the Practitioner’s guide (1. foundational skills, 2. tobacco-free ...
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      A typology of actions to tackle social inequalities in health 

      Whitehead, M. (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2007)
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      Achieving equity within universal health coverage: a narrative review of progress and resources for measuring success 

      Rodney, Anna M; Hill, Peter S (2014)

      Introduction: Equity should be implicit within universal health coverage (UHC) however, emerging evidence is showing that without adequate focus on measurement of equity, vulnerable populations may continue to receive inadequate or inferior health care. This study undertakes a narrative review which aims to: (i) elucidate how equity is contextualised and measured within UHC, and (ii) describe tools, resources and lessons which will assist decision makers to plan and implement UHC programmes which ensure equity for all. Methods: A narrative review ...
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      Achieving Health Equity: Closing The Gaps In Health Care Disparities, Interventions, And Research 

      Purnell, Tanjala S.; Calhoun, Elizabeth A.; Golden, Sherita H.; Halladay, Jacqueline R.; Krok-Schoen, Jessica L.; Appelhans, Bradley M.; Cooper, Lisa A. (2016)

      In the United States, racial/ethnic minority, rural, and lowincome populations continue to experience suboptimal access to and quality of health care despite decades of recognition of health disparities and policy mandates to eliminate them. Many health care interventions that were designed to achieve health equity fall short because of gaps in knowledge and translation. We discuss these gaps and highlight innovative interventions that help address them, focusing on cardiovascular disease and cancer. We also provide recommendations for advancing ...
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      Achieving health equity: from root causes to fair outcomes 

      Marmot, Michael (The Lancet, 2007)
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      Addressing Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health: A Global Review of Policy Outcome Evaluation Methods 

      Lee, Janice; Schram, Ashley; Riley, Emily; Harris, Patrick; Baum, Fran; Fisher, Matt; Freeman, Toby; Friel, Sharon (Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2018-02-06)

      Background: Epidemiological evidence on the social determinants of health inequity is well-advanced, but considerably less attention has been given to evaluating the impact of public policies addressing those social determinants. Methodological challenges to produce evidence on policy outcomes present a significant barrier to mobilising policy actions for health equities. This review aims to examine methodological approaches to policy evaluation of health equity outcomes and identify promising approaches for future research. Methods: We conducted ...
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      An overview of reviews on strategies to reduce health inequalities 

      Garzón-Orjuela, Nathaly; Samacá-Samacá, Daniel Felipe; Luque Angulo, Silvia Catalina; Mendes Abdala, Carmen Verônica; Reveiz, Ludovic; Eslava-Schmalbach, Javier (2020-12)

      Background: Governments are incentivized to develop and implement health action programs focused on equity to ensure progress with effective strategies or interventions. Objective: Identify and synthesize strategies or interventions that facilitate the reduction of health inequalities. Methods: A systematic search strategy was carried out up until August 2019 in MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Elsevier), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, LILACS, Scopus, Scielo and Epistemonikos. In addition, a snowball strategy was used. Literature reviews (LRs) ...
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      Building capacity for health equity analysis in the WHO South-East Asia Region 

      Nambiar, Devaki; Rajbhandary, Ruchita; Koller, TheadoraSwift; Hosseinpoor, AhmadReza (2019)

      Leaving no one behind” is at the heart of the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals, requiring that health systems be vigilant to how interventions can be accessed equitably by all, including population subgroups that face exclusion. In the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region, inequalities can be found across and within countries but there has been a growing commitment to examining and starting to tackle them. Over the past decade in particular, WHO has been developing an armamentarium of tools to enable analysis of health ...
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      Building Trust in Health Systems to Eliminate Health Disparities 

      Wesson, Donald E.; Lucey, Catherine R.; Cooper, Lisa A. (JAMA, 2019-07-09)
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      Capacity building for health inequality monitoring in Indonesia: enhancing the equity orientation of country health information systems 

      Hosseinpoor, Ahmad Reza; Nambiar, Devaki; Tawilah, Jihane; Schlotheuber, Anne; Briot, Benedicte; Bateman, Massee; Davey, Tamzyn; Kusumawardani, Nunik; Myint, Theingi; Nuryetty, Mariet Tetty; Prasetyo, Sabarinah; Suparmi; Floranita, Rustini (2018)

      Background: Inequalities in health represent a major problem in many countries, including Indonesia. Addressing health inequality is a central component of the Sustainable Development Goals and a priority of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO provides technical support for health inequality monitoring among its member states. Following a capacity-building workshop in the WHO South-East Asia Region in 2014, Indonesia expressed interest in incorporating healthinequality monitoring into its national health information system. Objectives: This ...
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      Changing Systems, Power & Potential 

      McKenzie, Fiona; Cabaj, Mark (2020-03)

      Mark Cabaj, President of the Canadian consulting company From Here to There and an Associate of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, worked with CFI to deliver a two-day workshop in March 2020 on Changing Systems, Power and Potential. CFI Network member Fiona McKenzie observed and synthesised the learnings, discussions and perspectives into a report which captures contributions from both presenters and participants. The result is a blend of concepts, frameworks, applications, hints and common threads that emerged about efforts to ...
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      City deals and health equity in Sydney, Australia 

      Harris, Patrick; Fisher, Matt; Friel, Sharon; Sainsbury, Peter; Harris, Elizabeth; De Leeuw, Evelyne; Baum, Fran (2022-01)

      City Deals’ are new governance instruments for urban development. Vast evidence exists on the relationship between urban factors and health equity, but little research applies a health equity lens to urban policy-making. This paper does precisely that for the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD) in Australia. We conducted a critical discourse analysis of publicly available documents and interviews with the WSCD’s main architects, applying insights from relevant theories. We find ‘pro-growth’ discourse to encourage economic investment dominates any ...
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      Conceptions of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States: Convergences and Divergences 

      Defourny, Jacques; Nyssens, Marthe (Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 2010)

      The concepts of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship are making amazing breakthroughs in EU countries and the United States. Until recently, the debates on both sides of the Atlantic have taken place in parallel trajectories with few connections among them. In the first part of the paper, we describe the European and US historical landscapes in which those concepts took root. In the second part, we analyse how the various conceptualizations have evolved. This analysis paves the way for the third part, in which we highlight the conceptual ...
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      Concepts and principles for tackling social inequities in health: 

      Whitehead, Margaret; Dahlgren, Göran
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      Disappearing, displaced, and undervalued: a call to action for Indigenous health worldwide 

      Stephens, Carolyn; Porter, John; Nettleton, Clive; Willis, Ruth (The Lancet, 2006)