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Tools and resources

There are many tools and resources that can help us to reduce inequalities. Here we have pulled together resources that we recognise and use as the Reducing Inequalities Alliance.

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I am looking for tools and resources on understanding inequalities

  • A guide to using national and local data to address health inequalities by Public Health England
  • Build a custom profile for a ward or another small area from Census 2021 data, from the Office for National Statistics
  • Fingertips, from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, is a large public health data collection, often at GP or ward level. This includes wider determinants, prevalence of ill health, access to care, and mortality. You can find trend and map views, area comparisons and area profiles available for many indicators. Data is downloadable.
  • Segment tool, from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities provides the causes of death contributing to the life expectancy gap between the most and least deprived quintiles of Bradford (details for Craven are grouped with North Yorkshire).
  • Local health map, from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities provides district and ward level maps showing differences in community characteristics, risk factors, health and mortality. Data is downloadable.
  • Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Compare provides the local authority level % contribution of different conditions to deaths and years lived with disability split by gender, age group and risk factor.
  • Deprivation postcode checker by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership allows you to find deprivation decile (IMD 2019) for single or multiple postcodes.
  • Local Inequalities Explorer Tool 2023 from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities allows you to see inequalities within areas at ward level.

I am looking for tools and resources on reducing inequalities and improving health

  1. Civic level interventions
  2. Service-based interventions
  3. Community-centred interventions
  1. Evaluation toolkit
  2. Tool A: guide to place-based action for health inequalities
  3. Tool B: civic support to communities
  4. Tool C: service to community
  5. Tool D: civic to service integration
  1. Groups experiencing health inequalities
  2. Effects of health inequalities
  3. Guidance including: promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups; community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities; shared decision making; guidelines on behaviour change

I am looking for training and elearning on reducing inequalities

eLearning for healthcare

eLearning for healthcare have a range of modules relating to inequalities.  Most modules are a combination of topic summaries, links to guidance and questions to test knowledge, and take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Modules include:

  • All Our Health programme helps health and care professionals make an even greater impact in preventing illness, protecting health, promoting wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. It consists of 33 bite-sized sessions covering a range of public health topics including obesity, inclusion health, financial wellbeing and health disparities.
  • Health Literacy module is designed for people working in health and social care to increase awareness of health literacy and of the techniques that can help to increase understanding
  • Health Inequalities programme is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a better understanding of the differences in the care that people could receive and the opportunities that they have to lead healthy lives – both of which can contribute to their health status and outcomes. It has six modules covering each of the Core20Plus5 clinical areas and sickle cell disorder.

Foundation Programme in Public Health

The Foundation Programme in Public Health is an entry level course which has been designed for people working in NHS trusts, GP practices, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE), the Police service and schools.  It consists of two levels, each consisting of four sessions of three hours each, and is delivered online.

Modules include an introduction to public health and tackling inequalities and the wider determinants of health.

West Yorkshire HCP Workshops

Please click the below links to sign up to the workshops:

If you have any queries about the tools and resources please email