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The CLAHRC NWC Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit (2015) Coordinators: Popay, J. Porroche-Escudero, A., Sadler, G. and Simpson, S. Lancaster: The National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast and Lancaster University

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Published
Publication date03/2015
Place of PublicationLancaster
PublisherNIHR CLAHRC NWC
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Auditing and monitoring our health inequalities focus The Health Inequalities Impact Assessment Toolkit (HIAT)
HIAT functions as a lens through which to assess the extent to which a piece of work proposed within CLAHRC has potential to reduce health inequalities.

We have developed this health inequalities toolkit to help ensure that all our activities have potential to contribute to reducing health inequalities. The HIAT document explains why we are focusing on the reduction of health inequalities and provides guidance on the use of the HIAT. There are also links to resources that may help those using HIAT to assess whether the work they wish to undertake is as sensitive as it can be to health inequalities and that it maximises the impact it can have on reducing these.

CLAHRC NWC staff and partners developed the HIAT in a series of workshops during 2014-2015. This version (Version 1) of the HIAT was piloted until 31 May 2015 and is being refined based on feedback. This will enable us to refine the tool and related materials.

The HIAT is novel and innovative as it has been specifically developed to apply to research design and delivery rather than for the commissioning of, or delivery of services.