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Equity Assessment Tip Sheet

Publication Date
Jan 5, 2023
Mathematica staff (Kate Bradley and Kimberly Aguillard) and ASPE project officers (Amanda Benton, Laura Erickson, Sofi Martinez, and Britany McGill)

This tool describes the six steps for conducting equity assessments and provides tips for completing each step. Although specific steps vary by equity assessment tool and context, core steps include:

  1. Describe the program/policy and populations
  2. Consider context and drivers of disparities
  3. Collect expert input, including from affected community members
  4. Identify information sources and gaps
  5. Analyze policy/program effects—potential or current—on people and communities
  6. Plan for action and accountability
Product Type
Racial & Ethnic Groups | High-Need, High-Cost Populations | Underserved Populations