Health Equity “involves the fair distribution of resources needed for health, fair access to the opportunities available, and fairness in the support offered to people when ill”.1 According to the concept of ‘Health Equity’, an individual’s ethnicity, race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other social condition, should not restrict them from participation or access to services. This concept aims to help ensure that individuals are not disadvantaged from fulfilling their health potential and improve outcomes for all populations.
Consistent with our mission and vision, HPHR Journal places emphasis on health equity with the expectation that authors address this topic within their manuscripts. To facilitate this, we have provided authors with a checklist (please see below) describing components of health equity for possible incorporation. Not every checklist component is needed, but authors should ensure that some of these criteria are present before submission.