The Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group is registered with the Campbell and the Cochrane Collaborations. Both Collaborations are international, not-for-profit, and independent organizations.
The Cochrane Collaboration's purpose is to ensure that relevant, accurate, and current research about health interventions is available worldwide. To meet this objective, Cochrane contributors conduct and distribute systematic reviews. Similarly, the Campbell Collaboration produces reviews with an aim to "help people make well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational arenas."
Our aim is to encourage authors of Campbell and Cochrane reviews to include explicit descriptions of the effect of the interventions not only on the whole population but to describe their effect upon the disadvantaged and/or their ability to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health and to promote their use to the wider community. Ultimately, this will help build the evidence base on such interventions and increase our capacity to act on the health gap between rich and poor.
Attention review authors!
Are you looking to incorporate equity into your review? The Equity Checklist is a tool that can help!
Writing up your equity-focused review? Use the PRISMA-E 2012 Reporting Guidelines
Download a printable version of the PRISMA-E checklist, reporting guidelines for equity-focused systematic reviews: here
Interested in including sex and gender analysis in your review? We have resources to help - read the topic-specific briefing notes that provide information and guidance on sex and gender analysis:
- Guidance for reviews with the HIV/AIDS Review Group
- Guidance for reviews with the Hypertension Review Group
- Guidance for reviews with the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Review Group
Visit our Resources for Review Authors page for more!
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Equity Webinars on YouTube
December 18, 2012: In collaboration with the Canadian Cochrane Centre and with support from PAHO, we gave a webinar on "Reporting Guidelines for Equity-Focused Systematic Reviews - PRISMA-E 2012". Join Vivian Welch, and Jennifer O’Neill to learn about new reporting guidelines for systematic reviews with an equity focus.
July 7, 2010: In collaboration with the Canadian Cochrane Centre and with support from PAHO, we gave a webinar on "What Equity Can Do For You". Many thanks to Luis Gabriel Cuervo of PAHO for creating a YouTube video from the slides and the recording!
For more training and webinars, visit our Training and Webinars page.
Migrant Health Subgroup of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group
The Migrant Health Subgroup works within the Equity Methods Group to advocate for systematic reviews that reflect the particular needs of international migrants, by facilitating clinically-relevant and methodologically rigorous Cochrane reviews on migrant health topics, and developing appropriate methods for evidence synthesis and meta-analysis in migrant health.