Guidance

Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT)

Resources and e-learning to support systematic action on health inequalities and equalities.

Documents

Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT): executive summary

HEAT: full version

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HEAT: simplified version

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HEAT practice example: antimicrobial resistance

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HEAT practice example: cancelled GA extraction lists due to COVID-19

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HEAT practice example: Health and Wellbeing Team, West Midlands

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HEAT practice example: Healthy Weight Programme, West Midlands

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HEAT practice example: weight loss management services, simplified version

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The HEAT is a practical framework that enables multiple audiences to systematically embed action on health inequalities and equalities in their work programme or service. The resources consist of:

  • HEAT executive summary
  • HEAT tool – full version
  • HEAT tool – simplified version
  • case studies demonstrating practical application of the tool and the main benefits of applying it in different work areas

These resources were co-produced with Health Education England and are accompanied by an e-learning module to equip professionals with essential skills for undertaking a HEAT assessment.

Published 24 September 2020
Last updated 25 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Amended section 4. Causes of inequalities of HEAT tool.

  2. First published.