Research project The application of an equity lens in the present proposal is embodied by a focus on three aspects of equity in health: the impact of a preventive intervention; inequality in access to health care; and the identification of the social determinants of those inequalities.
Three main research questions will be analysed during the period 1990-2010: a) Has the VIP intervention reduced socioeconomic inequalities in CVD morbidity and mortality? b) Are “equals treated equally” when it comes to health care utilization in Västerbotten? c) What are the key determinants of socioeconomic inequality in CVD and health care utilization in Västerbotten? With these aims, we intend to produce new knowledge regarding the degree to which health equity is currently addressed in the health programs, to measure health equity and to promote the inclusion of a health equity lens to public health policies in Sweden setting the frame for this project’s relevance for society.
Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-2017: SEK 2,980,000