Health Inequalities Tools: introduction

Health Inequalities Tools comprise a suite of outputs that aim to inform action to tackle health inequalities in Scotland.

Intervention tools provide numerical models of the potential impact of interventions on overall population health and health inequalities.

The Informing Investment to reduce health Inequalities in Scotland project (aka 'III') compares a range of interventions across the determinants of health (including ‘upstream’, ‘downstream’, individually-focused and population-wide):

 III has superseded the now archived Health Inequalities Tool for Scotland (aka 'HITS'), published in 2012:

Gap analysis tools describe the contribution of different conditions to the life expectancy gap between people who live in the most deprived quintile of the Scottish population and a comparator group.

The gap analysis tools published in 2009 have not been superseded or updated, though are archived to reflect the fact that they are based on now historical data:

Acknowledgement: The III outputs presented here are based on work funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO).

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Section updates:

  • The last major update of this section was completed in September 2016.

  • The next review of this section is due to be carried out by end December 2017.