Project leaders: Prof. Helmut Brand, Dr Matt Commers
Researchers: Oana Neagu, Dr Kai Michelsen
Period: 2012-2015

HealthEquity-2020 aims to assist EU Member States and regions on reducing health inequalities. The project also looks to inform the implementation of current & emerging EU policy priorities for the next European Structural and Investment Fund period. 
By targeting policymakers and practitioners who make and shape policies and implement actions, the project seeks to both (i) explore potential action areas & (ii) make the case (including economic evidence) for investments to reduce inequalities through regional actions within & beyond the health sector.
The project uses different methods and means to achieve its objectives: developing a toolkit and a portfolio of policy actions sensitive to differing needs supplemented by a practical knowledge database with good practice case examples and organising an action learning workshop series & developing follow-up action learning sets to increase knowledge & capacity of local stakeholders using social innovation.