What We Do
HP+'s approach to assessing equity issues involves clearly understanding the equity problem, and includes identifying systematic barriers to access; quantifying inequalities; engaging stakeholders; integrating equity goals, targeting resources, and implementing policies; and monitoring equity issues over time. Specifically, we:
- Use quantitative data analytics to analyze the level of inequities within specific countries over time and document improvements in access to essential services by marginalized and vulnerable groups. We conduct statistical analyses to calculate whether health reform efforts have improved equity and assess the supply- and demand-side barriers to the equitable access of healthcare services among the poor and other vulnerable populations.
- Support pro-equity health sector reform through the implementation of targeted legislation, reforms, and programs that are important to marginalized groups, including indigenous populations. We advocate for the inclusion of vulnerable populations in health financing schemes and conduct costing and financial analyses to understand the total resources required, improve efficiencies, and reduce out-of-pocket costs.
- Develop pro-equity standards, working with countries to understand and reduce systematic barriers—such as stigma and discrimination—to accessing quality healthcare, in particular barriers that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations.
- Share best practices and demonstrate thought leadership in health equity by participating in global dialogues, convening recognized experts, and engaging in other knowledge sharing activities.