The National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC) has developed this Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit (HIAT) to help ensure that all our activities have potential to contribute to reducing health inequalities. The CLAHRC NWC Steering Board requires all proposals seeking support to include a Health Inequalities Assessment Report, which can be found in the Resources drop-down menu, above.
The HIAT includes an explanation of why we are focusing on the reduction of health inequalities and its drivers, and guidance on its use. There are also links to resources that may help those using HIAT to assess whether the work they wish to undertake is as sensitive as it can be to the drivers of health inequalities and that it maximizes the impact it can have on reducing these.
NIHR CLAHRC NWC staff and partners collaboratively developed the HIAT in a series of workshops in 2014-15. This is the second version of the HIAT, revised on the basis of feedback from users. We plan to revise it regularly to ensure it is sensitive to the experience of users.