Introduction to the new Cochrane Equity Content Strategy

Health equity is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. Cochrane Reviews can inform decision making by considering the distribution of effects in the population and implications for equity.

In this webinar, Jennifer Petkovic and Vivian Welch will present the Cochrane equity content strategy. They will comment on the key ways to include equity considerations in your review. At the end of the webinar there will be time for questions and answers.

Presenter bios:

Jennifer Petkovic is the co-ordinator of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group and research associate at the Centre for Global Health at the Bruyère Research Institute at the University of Ottawa.

Vivian Welch is co-convenor of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group and Editor in Chief of the Campbell Collaboration ( and director of the Methods Centre at the Bruyère Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Welch is a co-director of Cochrane Global Ageing. She leads the GRADE working group ( on considering health equity in guideline development.

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