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Publishing the HE2020 Toolkit to assist evidence based regional planning

23 Sep 2015 9:18

A key product of the project is a comprehensive Toolkit developed by the Erasmus University Medical Centre. The complete Toolkit is published online.

The Toolkit helps regions do evidence-based action planning in order to tackle health inequalities by using a structured approach. It consists of four phases that are important in developing evidence-based action plans: 

Phase 1:  Needs assessment,  Phase 2:  Capacity assessment, Phase 3: Selecting entry points, Phase 4: Impact assessment.

FOR WHOM

The toolkit is intended for everyone who wants to learn more about how to assess and address socioeconomic health inequalities in a
regional setting (the subnational setting such as state, district, province, territory, municipality).  Most of the tools are also relevant for anyone wanting to learn more about how to address socioeconomic health inequalities in a local or national setting.

STARTING POINT

The Toolkit can be used with different starting points in the region and different user knowledge levels, although some basic knowledge of health and health determinants is required.

USE OF THE TOOLKIT

The Toolkit guides the reader through a step-by-step approach that can be sequential but is also sometimes parallel or iterative.

TOOLKIT TESTING

Each tool has been shared with the 10 participating
regions which tested them in practice during the course of the project. Based on the experiences of the regions and external reviews the Toolkit has been revised and finalized.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In addition, a Practical Knowledge Database will provide examples of actions that could reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health.  The database will be further developed in the coming months.

On the toolkit website the
Action Plans section will provide also examples of action plans developed by regions, and are included as a source of inspiration.

 

ACCESS THE COMPLETE TOOLKIT ONLINE AT:


https://survey.erasmusmc.nl/he2020/   

 

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