Health Inequalities in the PPP

Why the focus on health inequalities?

Our CLAHRC’s aim: to contribute to reduced health inequalities.  Health Inequalities are systematic differences in length of life and quality of life across social groups and areas.  They are caused by inequalities in people’s access to social and economic resources, to good living and working conditions, to timely good quality treatment and care and to people’s opportunities to influence decisions affecting their lives.  We call these ‘social determinants of health inequalities” and they are avoidable so they are unfair

What is the Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit (HIAT)?

The NIHR CLAHRC NWC has developed its own Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit (HIAT) to help ensure that our activities have the potential to contribute to reducing inequalities in health.  The HIAT is versatile. It aims to be relevant to a wide range of work from applied research to capacity building, knowledge exchange, evidence synthesis, evaluation and implementation.

Where to find the HIAT?

The NIHR CLAHRC NWC Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit can be accessed online at: