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Conversation Guide

Health equity measurement discussion guide


This presentation outlines the conversations you should discuss with your cross-functional team, questions to help guide the conversation, and implementation considerations to help you make decisions that align with your organization’s goals and capabilities. We also include case studies from organizations that have taken a data-driven approach to demonstrate how to operationalize health equity measurement.


Starting definition

Health equity

Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential due to socially determined circumstances.

Eight conversations for measuring health equity
  1. Defining the question

  2. Data needs

  3. Analysis protocols

  4. Demographic groups considered

  5. Prioritization of opportunities

  6. Timeline for measurements

  7. Downstream impacts

  8. Activating insights

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