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. Equity in all reviews means a consideration not just of the possibility of differential effects, but also consideration of the representativeness of the study populations and applicability of findings to practice and policy.
In these videos, originally part of the Cochrane Learning Live webinar series, Jennifer Petkovic and Vivian Welch present the Cochrane equity content strategy. They comment on the key ways to include equity considerations in your review.
The webinar was delivered in February 2019. Below you will find videos from the webinar along with the accompanying slides to download [PDF].
Part 1: Health equity and key equity considerations for all Cochrane Reviews
Part 2: Equity-focused reviews and Q&A
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.