EQUIP Healthcare is a five-year interdisciplinary research program designed to promote health equity for marginalized populations through innovative equity-oriented interventions.
EQUIP is made up of three interrelated studies:
Study A focuses on the identification, refinement and operationalization of equity sensitive Primary Health Care (PHC) indicators relevant for marginalized populations;
Study B measures the effectiveness of an innovative, complex, multi-component intervention that explicitly aims to promote health equity for marginalized populations at four diverse PHC agencies (in BC and ON), using a participatory, mixed methods, multiple case study design;
Study C analyzes the policy and funding contexts using a social justice and equity framework to determine the gaps to be addressed, and opportunities to foster equity-oriented interventions in the PHC context.