Equity-Integrated Population Health Status Reporting: Action Framework

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2015). Equity-integrated population health status reporting: Action framework. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.

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This framework provides a practical guide for incorporating health equity into population health status reports (PHSR). It includes a description of the various roles and expected outcomes for those involved, as well as instructions on how to effectively communicate and collaborate with an equity lens.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

The framework guides users through the seven steps of the reporting process, supplemented by examples of potential actions for each step:

  1. Prepare
  2. Search
  3. Assess
  4. Synthesize & adapt
  5. Report
  6. Implement
  7. Evaluate

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

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