Friday, August 10, 2012

[EQ] Courses: Equity and Health Systems - Analyzing Health and Healthcare Inequalities Methods

Both courses are taking place at the same time, in Beijing, just before the

Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research:
Inclusion and Innovation Towards Universal Health Coverage

31 October- 3 November 2012 - Beijing, People's Republic of China

Equity and Health Systems - flagship course

October 25-29, 2012 in Beijing, China

Apply by August 24, 2012

The course is being offered by the Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, the Equitap research network and the Global Network for Health Equity (GNHE).
It will be hosted by the China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC).


The Flagship Course on Equity and Health Systems will help participants think about why equity in health is important, identify methods and tools for assessing equity, and assess policy options to achieve more equitable, pro-poor outcomes. It will also explain what drives equity in health and health systems, and the value judgements involved.

Participants will specifically learn:

• How to understand and assess the equity performance of their own health systems, across a range of dimensions, including financing, financial protection, service delivery and health outcomes.

• What criteria and indicators can be used to assess health systems' equity performance, and the tools and resources available to measure them.

• Key global experiences in thinking about and navigating the political challenges of making health systems more equitable.

• How to understand potential policy responses and interventions to improve equity in health systems, and be able to develop action plans for their own countries.

• Gain hands-on practice in using ADePT software to analyze equity aspects of health data.

Analyzing Health and Healthcare Inequalities Methods

October 25-29, 2012 in Beijing, China

Apply by August 24, 2012


The Analyzing Health and Healthcare Inequalities Methods Course will teach participants how to analyze health equity using household survey data. It will provide them with an overview of the relevant theory and recent research in the field, explanation of the purpose and use of key equity measures, and concrete exercises and hands-on tutorials using standard methods, so that participants develop expertise in the quantitative techniques for health equity analysis, including production of key equity indicators.

Participants will specifically learn:

• How to prepare household survey datasets for analysis of health equity indicators.

• Gain proficiency in database design, data management and statistical programming methods relevant for health equity analysis.

• The basics behind the key health equity analyses and how they relate to the empirical methods.

• How to undertake the key health equity analyses using Stata statistical software. 

• How to use ADePT software to aid analysis and presentation of equity results.

• How to interpret the quantitative findings and present them in suitable tables, figures and reports.



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