Advancing health equity: Key questions for assessing policy, processes, and assumptions
Minnesota Department of Health
Advancing health equity: Key questions for assessing policy, processes, and assumptions (PDF) provides a series of questions that can help an organization consider equity in specific policies, processes, and assumptions.
The key questions in this three-page document provide a starting place for revealing and discussing inequities that can be created by policies and processes. The answers generated by these conversations can provide direction for actions to reduce structural barriers to equity.
When to use
Individuals, communities, organizations, elected officials, and others can use these questions to review new and existing policies and processes for equity implications.
You can use the supplemental questions (pp. 2-3) to guide further discussion, or as stand-alone questions when reviewing policies and processes.
Once you discover equity issues, you can use the answers to these questions as possible actions to update and change policies and processes.
Individuals and groups can use this document as a way to introduce the concept of equity assessments as tools that can lead to more equitable policies and processes.
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