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Communicating about equity in HIA


There’s a useful new resource from The Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment about discussing health equity in HIAs:

The SOPHIA Equity Working Group has just released Communicating about Equity in HIA: A Guide for Practitioners.

HIAs provide an opportunity to advance equity, but practitioners often struggle with how to effectively aSOPHIA (2016) Communicating about equity in HIAnd strategically communicate about this core value of HIA. An effective approach to communication, including crafting a purposeful plan for the content and presentation of the HIA report and other materials, is fundamental to ensuring that HIAs can impact policies and support change.

This guide intends to aid HIA practitioners in their efforts to communicate about equity as an essential step towards advancing equity through practice.

Link to document

Author: Ben Harris-Roxas

Health equity researcher and HIA practitioner