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The BEE Report

The BEE Report – Briefing Equity Evidence is a report issued by the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation(CHETRE) that reviews new evidence on equity issues and addresses applications into policy and action.

Current Issue

Built infrastructure for health equity: placemaking meets levelling up

Issue 2022-no.8 | Patrick Harris

The multiple dynamics for levelling up require governments to reorient policy, planning and investment based on the five evidence-based principles presented in this report.

Previous Issues

Research for health equity policy

Issue 2021-no.7 | Jinhee Kim, Evelyne de Leeuw, Patrick Harris

It is research-informed “ideas”, not factual evidence, that travel between research and policy. Research actors and policy participants emphasise those aspects of the evidence that complement prevailing or perceived realities. 

Systems thinking for health equity

Issue 2021-no.6 | David Lilley

Addressing health equity through a multitude of narrow programs, delivered by diverse organisations with competing interests, is like assembling a puzzle with pieces from different jigsaws; it’s time-consuming, frustrating, and leads to poor results. A systems view of health provides a more strengths-based and sound framework for improving health, wellbeing, and equity.

Tackling gambling harm to improve health equity in New South Wales

Issue 2021-no.5 | Andrew Reid

Gambling-related harm is unfairly distributed among economically and socially disadvantaged groups. A public health approach is more effective than a responsible gambling approach.

Equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines for refugees in Australia

Issue 2021-no.4 | Dr. Abela Mahimbo

As the COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, tailored vaccine acceptance strategies that meet refugees’ needs are crucial to ensure they are not further disadvantaged.

Behaviour change and its per/inverse relationship with health equity

Issue 2021-no.3 | Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)

Evidence that behaviour change interventions worsen inequities, and adversely impact the most disadvantaged, is compelling. ‘Simple’ systems change, however, is insufficient. Designing complex and contextualised intervention packages is necessary. However, evidence indicates that rhetoric and learned routines stand in the way of effective action.

Indigenous eye health inequity

Issue 2021-no.2 | Ary Yashadhana

Vision impairment and blindness are three times higher among Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous Australians, with 90% of conditions being preventable or treatable. Recognising health systems have a ‘culture’ of their own, assists in identifying the changes needed to cater to difference in the provision of Indigenous eye care.

Urban aesthetics and equitable health impact

Issue 2021-no.1 | Evelyne de Leeuw

Aesthetics are important and impact on spatial equity. Not all aesthetic qualities, however, are strongly connected to health and quality of life differentials. Only a few out of a long list are.