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Evaluating Equity in Public Health Laws and Policies – A Critical Tool at a Critical Time

Thursday, August 13, 2020  
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Conducting a regular assessment of laws and policies is a strategy for addressing health equity, especially when that assessment includes and is informed by community perspectives. The Equity Assessment Framework for Public Health Laws and Policies is a tool designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in assessing new and existing laws and policies through an equity perspective. This framework can be applied to statutes, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, declarations, organizational policies, and policy guidance that either directly impact public health or impact the operations of agencies or organizations responsible for health outcomes.

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