What We're Reading

The health policy journal club is an interdisciplinary, inter-professional group convened monthly by the Farley Health Policy Center to discuss timely topics in health policy. A curated selection of high-yield articles provides the basis for discussion. Past topics have included income inequality and health, professionalism in medicine, patients as consumers, and adjusting payment for measures of social risk. This page presents the reading list from the most recent journal club along with key takeaways from the articles and discussion.



Health Policy Journal Club, March 2021

Measuring Equity


Measuring equity

  1. Krieger N. Measures of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and gender binarism for health equity research: from structural injustice to embodied harm - an ecosocial analysis. Annu Rev Public Health. 2020; 41:4.1-4.26. 

Applying measurement of equity in healthcare 

  1. A roadmap for promoting health equity and eliminating disparities: the four I's for health equity. September 2017. National Quality Forum.
  2. How states can use measurement as a foundation for tackling health disparities in Medicaid Managed Care. May 2019. State Health & Value Strategies.  

Considering equity in holistic measurement of population wellbeing 

  1. Saha S, Cohen BB, Nagy J, McPherson ME, Phillips R. Well-being in the nation: a living library of measures to drive multi-sector population health improvement and address social determinants. Milbank Quarterly. 2020; 98(3):641-663. 
  2. Stiglitz JE. GDP is the wrong tool for measuring what matters. Scientific American. August 1, 2020. 

Key takeaways from the readings



    Measuring Equity