Key Publications

EQUIP-Specific Publications

These papers have come directly from our work on EQUIP Healthcare.

EQUIP Overview:

Read a complete description of the EQUIP intervention. This paper is freely available here, or by clicking the image.

Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Ford-Gilboe, M., & Wathen, N., on behalf of the EQUIP Research Team. (2015). EQUIP healthcare: An overview of a multi-component intervention to enhance equity-oriented care in primary health care settings.International Journal for Equity in Health, 14(152), 1-11. doi:10.1186/s12939-015-0271-y

EQUIP Findings related to oral health:

        

Read about the challenges faced by clients at the EQUIP research sites specific to their oral health. The paper is freely available here, or by clicking the image.

Wallace, B., Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wathen, C. N., Long, P. M., & Parker, J. (2015). Self-reported oral health among a community sample of people experiencing social and health inequities: Implications for the primary health care sector.BMJ Open, 5(12), 1-10. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009519

Foundational Publications

These papers from our research team provide some of the theoretical and empirical basis for the EQUIP intervention:

Enhancing health care equity with Indigenous populations:

This paper is freely available here, or by clicking the image.

Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Lavoie, J. G., Smye, V. L., Wong, S. T., Krause, M., . . . Fridkin, A. (2016). Enhancing health care equity with Indigenous populations: Evidence-based strategies from an ethnographic study.BMC Health Services Research, 16(544), 1-17. doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1707-9

Closing the health equity gap:

This paper is freely available here, or by clicking the image.

Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Smye, V., Lavoie, J., Littlejohn, D., Tu, D. Godwin, O., Krause, M., Khan, K., Fridkin, A., Rodney, P., O’Neil, J, & Lennox, S. (2012). Closing the health equity gap: Evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations.International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(59), doi:10.1186/1475-9276-11-59

Collecting data about ethnicity:

 

This paper is freely available here, or by clicking the image.

Browne, A. J., Varcoe, C., Wong, S. T., Smye, V. L., & Khan, K. B. (2013). Can ethnicity data collected at an organizational level be useful in addressing health and healthcare inequities?Ethnicity and Health, 19(2), 240-254.doi:10.1080/13557858.2013.814766

Forthcoming Publications

Mapping a pathway from equity-oriented health care to better health outcomes:

Ford-Gilboe, M., Wathen, C.N., Varcoe, C., Herbert, C., Jackson, B.E., Lavoie, J., Pauly, B., Perrin, N., Smye, V., Wallace, B., Wong, S., Browne, A.J. for the EQUIP Research Program. How Equity-Oriented Health Care Impacts Health: Key Mechanisms and Implications for Primary Health Care Practice and Policy. Submitted in December 2017 to Milbank Quarterly.

How the intervention impacted the clinics, and the key role of ‘positive disruption’:

Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wathen, C.N., Smye, V., Jackson, B.E., Wallace, B., Pauly, B., Herbert, C., Wong, S., Blanchet-Garneau, A. Disruption as Opportunity: Impacts of an Organizational-level Health Equity Intervention in Primary Care Clinics. Submitted in October 2017 to International Journal for Equity in Health.