Health inequity refers to unfair and avoidable differences in health. These differences are deemed to be unfair because they can be resolved by reasonable action. In this podcast Lawrence is talking about how we can incorporate considerations of equity in systematic reviews.
Inequities may present across many characteristics and the PROGRESS+ framework https://methods.cochrane.org/equity/projects/evidence-equity/progress-plus allows us to consider all of these characteristics. PROGRESS is an acronym for: place of residence, race, occupation, gender, religion, education, socioeconomic status and social capital. The + alludes to other contextual factors like age and disability. This framework can be used by public health program planners to guide the intervention plan in a way that encompasses considerations of equity. It can also be used by public health researchers to ensure that the research focus, analysis and conclusions use an equity lens effectively.
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