Introduction to health equity

Description

In these videos from a Cochrane Learning Live webinar delivered in partnership with GESI: the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative, Dr Peter Tugwell and Jennifer Petkovic give an introduction to health equity and how to report equity in randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews. The webinar was intended for GESI Network members and also for a general audience interested in issues of health equity.

Below you will find slides from the webinar [PDF] as well as edited videos covering:

1. Introduction to Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods and health inequity
2. “PROGRESS” factors that stratify health opportunities and outcomes
3. How to report equity in systematic reviews (PRISMA-Equity)
4. Introduction to GRADE guidelines for equity considerations
5. Knowledge translation questions for equity-focused systematic reviewsv

Presenters biographies are available below


1. Introduction to Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods and health inequity


2. “PROGRESS” factors that stratify health opportunities and outcomes


3. How to report equity in systematic reviews (PRISMA-Equity)


4. Introduction to GRADE guidelines for equity considerations


5. Knowledge translation questions for equity-focused systematic reviews


Presenter biographies

Dr Peter Tugwell is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa and is a practicing rheumatologist at the Ottawa Hospital. In 2001, he became Director for the Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Population Health. He has built a research program and multidisciplinary team around his Canada Research Chair in Health Equity.

Dr. Tugwell was Founding Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network Training Centre at McMaster University [1982-91] and currently serves as Secretary General to INCLEN's North American group (CanUSAClen).
Dr. Tugwell is co-director of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation & Health Technology Assessment in Equity. Dr. Tugwell is Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and is Founding Co-convenor of the newly formed Cochrane Health Equity Field/Campbell Equity Methods Group and serves on the Steering Committee of the Campbell Collaboration.
In 2002 he was appointed the North American Editor for the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. He is also a Section Editor for UpToDate and a member of the Oversight committee of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
In 2013, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada appointed Dr Tugwell to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada, the second-highest ranking conferred by Canada. The Officer appointment recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large. Dr Tugwell was recognized for his contributions as an epidemiologist reducing global disparities in health care access.
Dr. Tugwell's publication record includes over 600 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters.
 
Jennifer Petkovic has a BSc in Health Sciences from Brock University, a MSc in Population and Public Health (Global Health) from Simon Fraser University and completed her PhD at the University of Split in Croatia. Her research interests include systematic review methods for disadvantaged populations, knowledge translation and evidence-based global health. 
In her role as Coordinator of the Equity Methods Group, she provides Campbell and Cochrane systematic review authors with guidance on methods for equity-focused systematic reviews. Jennifer joined the Centre for Global Health in October, 2011. 
Author information: 
Tugwell, Peter; Petkovic, Jennifer; Sambunjak, Dario