A consortium led by the Newcastle Institute of Public Health sought funding to develop a HIA tool that had a specific focus on health inequity and to pilot this tool in five sites

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Rosemary Aldrich, Mary Mahoney,Jenny Stewart Williams, Elizabeth Harris

Associate Investigators

Sarah Simpson

Other Team Members

Case study partners

Rationale

A consortium led by the Newcastle Institute of Public Health sought funding to develop a HIA tool that had a specific focus on health inequity and to pilot this tool in five sites

Aims

The aims of the project were:

1. Develop an Equity Focussed HIA based on the development of a position statement and literature review.

2. Pilot the EFHIA framework in five sites.

3. Present the findings to an international meeting.

4. Finalise the report.

Design and Method

Literature review and case studies.

Key Publications

Mahoney M, Simpson S, Harris E, Aldrich R, Stewart Williams J. Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment Framework, Newcastle: ACHEIA, 2004.

EFHIA_Framework.pdf

Stewart Williams J, Aldrich R, Mahoney M, Harris E, Simpson S. Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment: working collaboratively for a strategic framework, Newcastle: ACHEIA, 2004

Harris-Roxas B, Simpson S, Harris E. Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment: A literature review, Sydney: CHETRE on behalf of ACHEIA, 2004.

HIA E-News on EFHIA Project (this can be downloaded from the webiste)

Harris E, Simpson S, Aldrich R and Stewart Williams J. Achieving Equity in the Australian Health Care System: Practical ways forward, MJA (letter) 180(6): 308, 2004.

Aldrich R, Mahoney M, Harris E, Simpson S, Stewart-Williams. Building an Equity focus in Health impact Assessment. NSW Public Health Bulletin 16 (7-8):118-119, 2005.
Simpson S. Morrow M, Harris E, Alrich R, Stewart Williams J. Equity focussed Health : a tool to assist policy makers in addressing health inequlaities. Environment Impact Assessment Reivew, 2005. 25: 772-782.

Contact

Elizabeth Harris Email: e.harris@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

Newcastle Institute of Public Health, Deakin University, Royal Australian College of Physicians, NHMRC, SA Department of Health, ACT HealthPACT, Royal Newcasltle Hospital, New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Funding

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageign PHERP Innovative Grants Program ( consortium led by Newcastle Institute of Public Health in collaboration with Deakin University and UNSW)

Project lead centre
CHETRE
Project stream
Action for Equity
Project start date
2003
Project end date
2004