Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Research: Policy Assessments to Improve Child Health
Presenters: Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Pamela Joshi, Brandeis University and Diversity Data Kids initiative
Decision makers are increasingly called on to improve existing policies to reduce racial/ethnic disparities and ensure all have a fair chance at health. This presentation introduces the Policy Equity Assessment, a framework that combines policy assessment and equity methods to synthesize existing research and identify and conduct new analyses of policies’ ability to reduce racial/ethnic inequities. Case examples will be presented.