Health Equity

Health Equity

Number of Models:
The number of models that include elements aligned with the given construct.

5

Elements:
Components abstracted from each model and aligned with the given construct.

Build Community Capacity for Delivery - enhance infrastructure and expertise

Build Community Capacity for Delivery - select/train community-based interventionists (an interim intervention)

Community Infrastructure and Engage

Design Study, Methods, and Measures for Community Setting - develop outreach, recruitment, and data collection strategies appropriate for population and setting

Design Study, Methods, and Measures for Community Setting - develop rigorous study design that is appropriate for intervention delivered in community setting

Design Study, Methods, and Measures for Community Setting - select measures of outcomes, mediators, and moderators that are relevant and appropriate for populationIdentify

Health Equity

Specify Theory - Determine theoretical basis for behavioral changes

Definition:
The definition of the construct.

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.
For the purposes of measurement, health equity means reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in health and its determinants that adversely affect excluded or marginalized groups. Update by Jon