Health equity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Healthcare access and equity
Health justice


Report

Youth Engagement Evaluation Framework

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) commissioned the Centre for Program Evaluation to develop common measures for youth engagement, drawing from five health promotion projects as case examples in 2020.
Report

Every life is worth the same: the case for equal treatment

This report uses the case of 'Pharmac' to show how the prescribed remedies depart from the principle of equal treatment for equal need, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Literature review

Evolution of racism and anti-racism lessons for the Aotearoa New Zealand health system

The purpose of this literature review is to trace the evolution of the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of racism and anti-racism for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years

Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Report

Health in the climate emergency: a global perspective

Climate change is a global health emergency. In this report, the InterAcademy Partnership reaffirms the top priority must be to stabilise the climate and accelerate efforts to limit carbon emissions as soon as possible, with the aim of attaining the agreed target of a zero-carbon...
Briefing paper

Health policy and equity

Good health is not guaranteed for all Australians. The authors of this paper argue that policy must address issues of access and appropriate care so no one is left behind.
Report

Close the gap - transforming power: voices for generational change

This report features nine case studies that demonstrate the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Islander led decision-making and self-determination and need for reflection and accountability from governments and mainstream services.
Journal article

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks: sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors

This study aimed to quantify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicare 'health check' claims in Australian adults, in relation to socio-demographic and health characteristics, including prior cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors.
Report

The state of health and care 2022

In this report, the authors propose policies designed to better live with COVID-19, to help build back better, and to help prepare for the future.
Report

Rural, regional and remote roundtable on health service access report

A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
Report

Health and independence report 2020

This report presents an overview of the state of public health in New Zealand covering the period to December 2020 and includes a section on the impacts of COVID-19.
Strategy

National preventive health strategy 2021-2030

This release of this strategy document presents an opportunity for Australia to build a sustainable prevention system for the future – building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequity and increasing preparedness for emerging health threats.
Report

Improving access to specialist outpatient services

This audit report finds that by implementing the Specialist Outpatient Strategy, Queensland Health has improved patient access to specialist outpatient services and addressed the backlog of long waits at a point in time.
Strategy

Sector strengthening plan: health

This Health Sector Strengthening Plan (Health-SSP) is offered as a resource to be used over the next three years to prioritise, partner and negotiate beneficial sector-strengthening strategies. The long-term objective of the Health-SSP is to build a strong community-controlled sector.
Policy report

Australian COVID-19 policy responses: a health equity report card

This report assesses the health equity implications of federal, state and territory government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across housing, employment and income support.
Report

Shot of hope: Australia’s role in vaccinating the world against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone. Through seven key recommendations, this report makes the case for an ambitious, expansive and intelligent investment to vaccinate the world.
Journal article

Concerns and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples regarding food and nutrition: a systematic review of qualitative evidence

This review aims to synthesise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ concerns and priorities about food and nutrition in order to inform policies to improve health equity.
Position paper

Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond

This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Journal article

Equity in access: a mixed methods exploration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme access program for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia

This study explores the process and early outcomes of work undertaken by a program to increase Aboriginal people’s awareness of, and access to, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Strategy

National roadmap for improving the health of people with intellectual disability

This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how Australia can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.