Guidance on conducting a situation analysis of health financing for universal health coverage – WHO – 25 August 2014

Posted on September 25, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , |

Guidance on conducting a situation analysis of health financing for universal health coverage – WHO – 25 August 2014

“The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to undertake a situation analysis of a country’s health financing system and assess the existing system relative to the goal of universal health coverage (UHC, also called universal coverage). In turn, the purpose of the situation analysis is to inform a health financing reform strategy. Such an analysis will provide detailed insights into where the existing system is performing well or poorly, a diagnosis of the reasons why, and the challenges the country faces in moving towards universal coverage. A good situation analysis thus provides the “starting point” for a national health financing reform strategy.”

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The Impact and Effectiveness of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment in Health Service Planning – Harris-Roxas Health – 22 August 2014

Posted on September 2, 2014. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

The Impact and Effectiveness of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment in Health Service Planning – Harris-Roxas Health – 22 August 2014

“This free ebook looks at the use of equity focused health impact assessment (EFHIA) on health service plans. It examines:
What are the direct and indirect impacts of EFHIAs conducted on health sector plans?
Does EFHIA improve the consideration of equity in the development and implementation of health sector plans?
How does EFHIA improve the consideration of equity in health planning?”

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The CentreForum Atlas of Variation. Identifying unwarranted variation across mental health and wellbeing indicators in England – July 2014

Posted on July 16, 2014. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

The CentreForum Atlas of Variation. Identifying unwarranted variation across mental health and wellbeing indicators in England – July 2014

 

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Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 2014

Posted on June 19, 2014. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 2014

Institute of Medicine. Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014

“Description

Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity is the summary of a workshop convened in December 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement to explore the lessons that may be gleaned from social movements, both those that are health-related and those that are not primarily focused on health. Participants and presenters focused on elements identified from the history and sociology of social change movements and how such elements can be applied to present-day efforts nationally and across communities to improve the chances for long, healthy lives for all.

The idea of movements and movement building is inextricably linked with the history of public health. Historically, most movements – including, for example, those for safer working conditions, for clean water, and for safe food – have emerged from the sustained efforts of many different groups of individuals, which were often organized in order to protest and advocate for changes in the name of such values as fairness and human rights. The purpose of the workshop was to have a conversation about how to support the fragments of health movements that roundtable members believed they could see occurring in society and in the health field. Recent reports from the National Academies have highlighted evidence that the United States gets poor value on its extraordinary investments in health – in particular, on its investments in health care – as American life expectancy lags behind that of other wealthy nations. As a result, many individuals and organizations, including the Healthy People 2020 initiative, have called for better health and longer lives.”

 

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Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014

Posted on April 24, 2014. Filed under: Climate Change, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014

“Description

Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change is the summary of a three-part public webinar convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and its collaborative on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. Presenters and participants discussed the role of health in measuring a country’s wealth (going beyond gross domestic product), health scenario communication, and international health goals and indicators. The workshop focused on fostering discussion across academic, government, business, and civil society sectors to make use of existing data and information that can be adapted to track progress of global sustainable development and human health. This report examines frameworks for global development goals and connections to health indicators, the role for health in the context of novel sustainable economic frameworks that go beyond gross domestic product, and scenarios to project climate change impacts.”

 

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The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach. Guidance for addressing inequities in health – WHO – 2014

Posted on April 24, 2014. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach. Guidance for addressing inequities in health – WHO – 2014

“While population health indicators have improved across Europe overall, that improvement has not been experienced equally everywhere, or by all.

This is one of a series of policy briefs that describe practical actions to address health inequities, especially in relation to tobacco, alcohol, obesity and injury, the priority public health challenges facing Europe.

It offers policy-makers and public health professionals the tools and guidance to implement the Health 2020 vision – the new health policy framework for Europe developed by WHO/Europe – and the recommendations of the review of social determinants of health and the health divide led by Sir Michael Marmot and his team. This policy brief provides a framework that policy-makers at national, regional and local levels can apply to their own unique context, to help them consider the processes by which inequities occur and suggest policy interventions to address them.”

 

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Governance for health equity in the WHO European Region – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Governance for health equity in the WHO European Region – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2013

ISBN 978 92 890 0055 0

“This report analyses why policies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and systems for service delivery that increase the likelihood of success in reducing inequities. The report presents a systems checklist for governing for health equity as a whole-of-government approach. This is intended for further discussion and as a framework to support countries in strengthening their governance for health equity in practice, through action on the social determinants of health.”

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Critical Examination of Knowledge to Action Models and Implications for Promoting Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University – May 2013

Posted on May 16, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Critical Examination of Knowledge to Action Models and  Implications for Promoting Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University – May 2013

Davison, C.M. & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
ISBN: 978-1-926823-50-8

Extract from the Introduction:

“The purpose of this paper was to review and critically examine the usefulness of existing knowledge to action models for promoting health equity. Dramatic inequalities in health and social circumstances across Canada are well documented. Knowledge and effective interventions exist to address many of these inequities. However, awareness, uptake, and the use of interventions can be poor and poorer still with respect to interventions to improve the health of disadvantaged populations. This gap between knowledge and action to improve health equity is of increasing concern to public health researchers and practitioners, globally.”

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Lifetime Distributional Effects of Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 14 May 2013

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , , |

Lifetime Distributional Effects of Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 14 May 2013

“Public funding of health care has a redistributive effect on the incomes of Canadians, but this is reduced when a life course perspective is considered, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Lifetime Distributional Effects of Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada looks at estimated lifetime per capita health care costs in the public sector—including doctors, hospitals and some drugs—as well as the portion of household taxes that would be required to pay for these services.

The analysis found that average lifetime health care costs are $237,500 for Canadians in the lowest-income group and $206,000 for Canadians with the highest incomes. However, the difference is much larger when looking at only a single year (2011).

Similarly, while tax payments to finance health care are higher for more-affluent Canadians, differences between income groups are muted when examining costs over a lifetime, rather than in one specific year. The most-affluent Canadians contribute the equivalent of 8% of their average annual income toward publicly funded health care, and the least-affluent contribute 6% of theirs.

The report provides insight into what affluence and poverty would look like in Canada without the existence of publicly financed health care. For example, health care costs for members of the highest-income group are equivalent to 3% of their average income; however, costs for those in the lowest-income group are equivalent to 24% of their average income.”

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White House Summit on Achieving eHealth Equity – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) [US] – April 2013

Posted on May 6, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , , |

White House Summit on Achieving eHealth Equity – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) [US] – April 2013

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Physicians and Health Equity: Opportunities in Practice – Canadian Medical Association – 18 March 2013

Posted on March 22, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Physicians and Health Equity: Opportunities in Practice – Canadian Medical Association – 18 March 2013

“Executive summary

Health equity is created when individuals have the opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Health equity is undermined when social and economic conditions, the social determinants of health, prevent or constrain people from taking actions or making decisions that would promote health. While the majority of these determinants fall outside of the traditional health sector, the implications for health services in Canada are enormous. Most major diseases including heart disease and mental illness follow a social gradient with those in lowest socio-economic groups having the greatest burden of illness.

There remains, however, limited published material on opportunities for physicians to address these issues. This lack of literature does not denote a lack of action. Many physicians are engaged in innovative practices to help address the needs of the most vulnerable. Recognizing this, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) interviewed a number of physicians across the country. It was hoped that their experiences would highlight work being done, and provide strategies and tools to physicians interested in opportunities to address health equity within their practices.”

…continues

Press release: Toward Health and Equity for All: Canada’s Doctors Release Blueprint for Action

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Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals – UCL Institute of Health Equity – March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals – UCL Institute of Health Equity – March 2013

“This report demonstrates that the healthcare system and those working within it have an important and often under-utilised role in reducing health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health. The health workforce are, after all, well placed to initiate and develop services that take into account and attempt to improve the wider social context for patients and staff.

The report discusses the best ways to reduce inequities through workforce education and training, practical actions to be taken during interactions with patients, ways of working in partnership, and the role of advocacy. It also includes a section on the health system, which analyses which mechanisms and structures are supportive of actions to reduce health inequality, and where further development might be needed.”

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Tools and Approaches for Assessing and Supporting Public Health Action on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy [Canada] – November 2012

Posted on November 21, 2012. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Tools and Approaches for Assessing and Supporting Public Health Action on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy [Canada] – November 2012

“This guide, co-produced by NCCDH and NCCHPP, presents tools and approaches used specifically to reduce (or at least to not increase) health inequalities.

A collaborative project between the National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), this document provides examples of the tools and approaches to health equity that have been adopted or applied by the public health sector.

All of the identified resources are summarized using a quick reference table format to help facilitate comparison and have been grouped into three broad areas: checklists and lenses, processes and support structures.

This document is intended for those working in the public health sector who are considering how to strengthen their approaches to addressing social determinants of health and advancing health equity.”

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Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities – CDC Div of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) – 2012

Posted on October 22, 2012. Filed under: Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) – 2012

“The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities is to increase the capacity of state health departments and their partners to work with and through communities to implement effective responses to obesity in populations that are facing health disparities. The Toolkit’s primary focus is on how to create policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity. For the purpose of this Toolkit, “policy” refers to procedures or practices that apply to large sectors which can influence complex  systems in ways that can improve the health and safety of a population. States are already conducting activities to address obesity across populations. This Toolkit provides guidance on how to supplement and compliment existing efforts. It provides evidence-informed and real-world examples of addressing disparities by illustrating how the concepts presented can be promoted in programs to achieve health equity using three evidence-informed strategies as examples:
1. Increasing access to fruits and vegetables via healthy food retail with a focus on underserved communities.
2. Engaging in physical activity that can be achieved by increased opportunities for walking with a focus on the disabled community, and other subpopulations that face disparities.
3. Decreasing consumption of sugar drinks with an emphasis on access to fresh, potable (clean) water with a particular focus on adolescents and other high consumers.

Though the Toolkit utilizes these three strategies as examples, the planning and evaluation process described in the Toolkit can be applied to other evidence-informed strategies to control and prevent obesity.”

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Is social capital good for health? A European perspective – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2012

Posted on October 22, 2012. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , , , , |

Is social capital good for health? A European perspective – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2012

ISBN 978-92-890-0273-8
Lorenzo Rocco, University of Padua, Italy
Marc Suhrcke, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

“Abstract
The aim of the research reported here was to examine the causal impact of social capital on health in 14 European countries. Using data from the European Social Survey for 14 European countries, supplemented by regional-level data, the authors studied whether individual and/or community-level social capital positively affects health. The authors controlled for other relevant factors that are also expected to affect health, and addressed – via an instrumental variable approach – the challenge of assessing causality in the relationship between social capital and health. The large variance of the error term due to measurement errors calls for strong instruments to obtain reliable estimates in a finite  sample. The dataset is rich enough in information to allow the finding of a seemingly strong causal relationship between social capital and individual health. Community social capital (defined at regional level) appears not to affect health once individual-level social capital is controlled for. Taken at face value, the findings suggest that policy interventions should be targeted at improving primarily individual social capital. In doing so they would achieve a double effect: on the one hand they would directly improve individual health; on the other they would contribute to  community social capital, which reinforces the beneficial role of individual social capital.”

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Aligning forces for quality: improving health and health care in communities across America – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Posted on August 2, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , |

Aligning forces for quality: improving health and health care in communities across America – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

” Health care is a national problem, but it is solved locally

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.

AF4Q asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care. The Foundation has made an unprecedented commitment to improve health care in 16 geographically, demographically, and economically diverse communities that together cover 12.5 percent of the U.S. population.”

Impact
Ambulatory Care
Care Across Settings
Consumer Engagement
Cost & Efficiency
Equity
Hospital Care
Measurement & Reporting
Patient-Centered Care
Payment Reform

Collaboratives
Improving Language Services
Increasing Throughput
Reducing Readmissions
Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB)
Past Collaboratives

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Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants – WHO – 2011

Posted on April 27, 2012. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants – WHO – 2011

Edited by: The Commission on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Networks, Jennifer H. Lee and Ritu Sadana
ISBN 978 92 4 150303 7

Extracts from the Preface

“During its tenure, the Commission on Social Determinants of Health focused on nine broad areas that contain within them major determinants of health. To support this work, theWorld Health Organization (WHO) invited leading academics, practitioners and advocates from a variety of disciplines and sectors to participate in Knowledge Networks (KN): early child development, employment conditions, globalization, women and gender equity, urban settings, priority public health conditions, measurement and evidence, social exclusion, and health systems. More than 350 individuals from around the world contributed to a tremendous body of literature for the
Commission.”

“In September 2011, WHO organized theWorld Conference on Social Determinants of Health, hosted by the Government of Brazil. Participating Member States adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health pledging to work towards reducing health inequities by taking action on five core areas:
adopt better governance for health and development
promote participation in policy-making and implementation
reorient the health sector towards reducing health inequities
strengthen global governance and collaboration
monitor progress and increase accountability.

Actions to reduce health inequities using methods consistent with these principles are synthesized across this book. There is a renewed commitment to achieve health equity and now is the opportunity to act.”

Chapters

1. Strengthening efforts to improve health equity
2. Globalization: the global marketplace and social determinants of health
3. Gender inequity in health
4. Social exclusion and health inequalities: definitions, policies and actions
5. Early child development: a powerful equilizer
6. Urban settings: our cities, our health, our future
7. Employment and working conditions as health determinants
8. Challenging inequity through health systems
9. Reducing health inequities through public health programmes
10. Measuring the social determinants of health: theoretical and empirical challenges
11. The way forward: acting on the evidence and filling knowledge gaps”

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Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report – WHO – 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Environmental Health, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report – WHO – 2012

xiv + 192 pages   ISBN 978 92 890 0260 8

“The unequal distribution of people’s exposure to – and potentially of disease resulting from – environmental conditions is strongly related to a range of sociodemographic determinants. Interventions to tackle such environmental health inequalities need to be based on an assessment of their magnitude and on the identification of population groups that are most exposed or most vulnerable to environmental risks. But data are scarce.

To address this gap, and follow up on the commitments made at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy in 2010, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has carried out a baseline assessment of the magnitude of environmental health inequality in the European Region based on a core set of 14 inequality indicators.

The main findings indicate that socioeconomic and demographic inequalities in risk exposure are present in all countries, though they vary from country to country. The report reviews inequalities related to housing, injuries, and the environment, identifies gaps in evidence that still need to be filled, and suggests priority action to be taken at both the subregional and the national level, bearing in mind those national variations.”

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‘Two Years On’ Data – UCL Institute of Health Equity – 15 February 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

‘Two Years On’ Data – UCL Institute of Health Equity – 15 February 2012

“New figures out today (Wednesday 15th February) to mark the second anniversary of the release of the Marmot Review Fair Society, Healthy Lives show that while life expectancy improved for most of the 150 local authority areas in England that will take over responsibility for public health in April 2013, inequalities within these areas also increased.

The UCL Institute of Health Equity (previously known as the Marmot Review Team) commissioned the London Health Observatory to provide data showing key indicators for monitoring health inequalities and the social determinants of health for the 150 ‘upper tier’ local authorities in England.

The indicators at local authority level are: life expectancy at birth; children reaching a good level of development at age five; young people not in employment, education or training (NEET); and, percentage of people in households receiving means tested benefits. In addition there is an index showing the level of social inequalities within each local authority area for some of the indicators, including life expectancy at birth – the higher the value of the index the greater the inequality.

The full press release, including main results and figures, is available here.”

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A Workshop on Inequalities Using the Escalators Metaphor – Presentation Kit – National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy [Canada] – September 2011

Posted on September 30, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

A Workshop on Inequalities Using the Escalators Metaphor – Presentation Kit – National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy [Canada] – September 2011

“The resources in this Presentation Kit, created by Vivian Labrie, are based on a metaphor of up and down escalators. When used to animate a workshop, they provide an opportunity for different actors to share their thoughts about structural and social determinants of inequalities. The kit includes: a facilitator’s guide, a poster template and an introductory PowerPoint.”

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Future Directions for the National [US] Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports – 14 April 2010

Posted on April 15, 2010. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , , |

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Released: April 14, 2010
Type: Consensus Report

full text online

Activity: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Board: Board on Health Care Services

“As the United States devotes extensive resources to health care, evalu­ating how successfully the U.S. system delivers high-quality, high-value care in an equitable manner is essential. At the request of Congress, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) annually produces the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). The reports have revealed areas in which health care perfor­mance has improved over time, but they also have identified major shortcom­ings. After five years of producing the NHQR and NHDR, AHRQ asked the IOM for guidance on how to improve the next generation of reports.

The IOM concludes that the NHQR and NHDR can be improved in ways that would make them more influential in promoting change in the health care system. In addition to being sources of data on past trends, the national healthcare reports can provide more detailed insights into current performance, establish the value of closing gaps in quality and equity, and project the time required to bridge those gaps at the current pace of improvement. The IOM deter­mined that AHRQ should:

Align the NHQR and NHDR with nationally recognized priority areas.
Select measures that reflect health care attri­butes or processes that are deemed to have the greatest impact on population health.
Affirm that achieving equity is an essential part of quality improvement.
Increase the reach and usefulness of AHRQ’s family of report-related products.
Analyze and present data in ways that will inform policy and promote best-in-class achievement for all actors.
Identify measure and data needs to set a research and data collection agenda.”

…continues

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A Bit Rich: Calculating the real value to society of different professions – New Economics Foundation – 14 December 2009

Posted on December 16, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , , , , |

A Bit Rich: Calculating the real value to society of different professions

“This report takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce – or in some cases undermine.
 
Pay matters. How much you earn can determine your lifestyle, where you can afford to live, and your aspirations and status. But to what extent does what we get paid confer ‘worth’? Beyond a narrow notion of productivity, what impact does our work have on the rest of society, and do the financial rewards we receive correspond to this? Do those that get more contribute more to society?
 
Our report tells the story of six different jobs. We have chosen jobs from across the private and public sectors and deliberately chosen ones that illustrate the problem. Three are low paid – a hospital cleaner, a recycling plant worker and a childcare worker. The others are highly paid – a City banker, an advertising executive and a tax accountant. We examined the contributions they make to society, and found that, in this case, it was the lower paid jobs which involved more valuable work.
 
The report goes on to challenge ten of the most enduring myths surrounding pay and work. People who earn more don’t necessarily work harder than those who earn less. The private sector is not necessarily more efficient than the public sector. And high salaries don’t necessarily reflect talent.
 
The report offers a series of policy recommendations that would reduce the inequality between different incomes and reconnect salaries with the value of work.”

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Measuring Equity of Care in Hospital Settings: From Concepts to Indicators – May 2009

Posted on June 9, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: |

Measuring Equity of Care in Hospital Settings: From Concepts to Indicators May 2009

Report to the Hospital Collaborative on Marginalized Populations in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.  The Network is a voluntary community of practice. The Collaborative was established by Chief Executive Officers of Toronto area hospitals to share best practices and to work in partnership to reduce health inequities for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

“The province of Ontario has identified the need to address inequities in health care (Rachlis, 2007). In 2009, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN) required hospitals to begin reporting on equity initiatives. Despite increasing interest, measuring equity in hospitals is a relatively new practice in Canada. Knowledge of indicators best suited for assessing equity in hospitals, including how best to measure and take action relative to these indicators,  is only just developing.

The Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) at St. Michael’s Hospital partnered with the Hospital Collaborative on Marginalized Populations in the TC-LHIN to complete a review of scholarly and grey literature concerning existing approaches for measuring equity of care in the hospital setting.”

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The Equality Trust

Posted on June 8, 2009. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

The Equality Trust website maps the relationship between equity and quality of society (including health status).

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