Health Equity Assessments: A Brief Review

Health equity is achieved when all people can attain their highest level of health; it is when differences in health outcomes between groups of people are eliminated. To be effective, organizations and agencies working to advance health equity need not only consider how they are working with community residents, but also how their internal policies, practices, and priorities support or hinder this work. This summary briefly describes relevant tools that an assess organizational capacity to advance health equity.



Ferris, Melanie


7 p.

Wilder Topic

Health Equity

Project Information

Health Equity in Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.

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