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Measuring What Works to Achieve Health Equity: Metrics for the Determinants of Health
"In spring 2014, RWJF commissioned Prevention Institute to develop a set metrics to inform its broader set of metrics for its Culture of Health. This paper is the outcome of that work. It provides a framework for understanding how disparities in health outcomes are produced and how health equity can be achieved, particularly by addressing the determinants of health. It lays out the determinants of health‚Äìstructural drivers, community determinants, and healthcare‚Äìthat must be improved to achieve health equity. It also describes the methods and criteria that Prevention Institute applied to identify health equity metrics. Finally, the paper delineates a set of metrics that could reflect progress toward achieving health equity." By the Prevention Institute, 6/2015. Publication/gray literature, 47 pp, general audience. Executive summary available.