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Equity Assessment Framework for Public Health Laws and Policies

August 12, 2020

Overview

The Equity Assessment Framework provides a way to assess the equity implications of existing or proposed laws or policies. It can assist in identifying issues in the drafting, design, or implementation of a law or policy that could have a disproportionate impact on different population groups. The framework is meant to guide a discussion around how equity is considered in both process and outcomes, and can help identify opportunities for improvement.