Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT): A Review

10/06/2020

Date and Time: 10th June 2020, 15:30 CET

The Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT and HEAT Plus) are part of a larger collection of tools and resources that were developed to support countries in monitoring health inequalities and strengthening their health information systems.  

HEAT and HEAT Plus were developed to facilitate the assessment of inequalities in countries. Through innovative and interactive data visualizations, the tools make it easy to analyze and communicate data about health inequalities and inform evidence-based decision making. While HEAT comes built-in with the WHO Health Equity Monitor database, HEAT Plus is designed to be fully flexible: users can upload their data and undertake equity assessments for any indicator and inequality dimension, in any setting of interest (at global, national and subnational levels). Together, HEAT and HEAT Plus are useful tools for monitoring inequalities in health and beyond, including the GPW 13, the SDGs and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In parallel to the software development, DDI has been working on building capacity in this area, including through: workshops in WHO Member States, regions and WHO HQ; collaboration with the UNSD and IAEG-SDGs data disaggregation working group; collaboration with external partners, including the Global Fund and Gavi (who, in part, funded the development of the software).

Through this interactive webinar, we would like to share with you new versions of the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit. Both HEAT and HEAT Plus have been entirely redesigned for improved performance and functionality. Moreover, HEAT Plus is now also available as an online version, allowing you to safely login and upload an manage your datasets on the web.


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