This toolkit is for solution developers, purchasers, investors. It was designed to help solution developers ensure that the health innovation products or services they are building are meaningfully advancing health equity.
It specifically aims to enable an understanding of how communities that have been historically marginalized by the U.S. healthcare industry have been and could be engaged in the design, development, testing, and evaluation of health innovations – to ensure positive health outcomes and avoid or mitigate harm.
This resource has been developed to support action in alignment with the In Full Health Principles for Equitable Health Innovation and was guided and informed by three leading resources: Design Justice by Sasha Constanza-Chock, Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin, and RaceForward’s Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit.
We encourage use of this toolkit at multiple stages of the solution development lifecycle – from problem identification, to initial solution ideation, through ongoing evaluation and iteration.
This first version of the solution toolkit was developed in collaboration between the American Medical Association’s Center for Health Equity, The Greystone Group, the AMA External Equity & Innovation Advisory Group, and the In Full Health Collaborator Organizations.
We hope to evolve this toolkit over time with additional community feedback. We invite input and recommendations on how to strengthen the toolkit via our website.