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FOR Equity – resources to help make research evidence more relevant to reduce social and health inequalities.

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FOR Equity is an online platform that provides tools and resources to help make research evidence more relevant for action to reduce social and health inequalities.

FOR Equity resources are designed to help researchers integrate an intersectional equity lens into their studies.

It provides a revised version of the Health Inequalities Assessment Tool (HIAT) – an inventory of existing guidance to support research teams to apply an equity lens in their studies; and a library of resources.

The HIAT aims to support people to reflect on how they can better integrate an equity lens throughout the research process from identifying issues to study, through study design and conduct to dissemination and knowledge exchange.

FOR EQUITY stands for ‘Focus on Research and Equity’ and was produced by a team at Lancaster University. It was funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research ( and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (

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