Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit

Auditing and monitoring our health inequalities focus The Health Inequalities Impact Assessment Toolkit (HIAT)  

The HIAT is explained in our new easy to understand plain english HIAT booklet (2017). 

HIAT functions as a lens through which to assess the extent to which a piece of work proposed within CLAHRC has potential to reduce health inequalities.   

We have developed this health inequalities toolkit to help ensure that all our activities have potential to contribute to reducing health inequalities. The HIAT document explains why we are focusing on the reduction of health inequalities and provides guidance on the use of the HIAT. There are also links to resources that may help those using HIAT to assess whether the work they wish to undertake is as sensitive as it can be to health inequalities and that it maximises the impact it can have on reducing these.

CLAHRC NWC staff and partners developed the HIAT in a series of workshops during 2014-2015. 

The HIAT is novel and innovative as it has been specifically developed to apply to research design and delivery rather than for the commissioning of, or delivery of, services.  

Listen to Professor Jennie Popay, Director of Engagement NIHR CLAHRC NWC Lancaster University talk through the development of the HIAT.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Popay via email j.popay@lancaster.ac.uk