Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Assessment of health equity consideration in masking/PPE policies to contain COVID- 19 using PROGRESS-plus framework: a systematic review

Chhibber, A., Kharat, A., Kneale, D., Welch, V., Bangpan, M., Chaiyakunapruk, N.

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Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

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This article presents a meta-analysis of the literature related to masking and personal protective equipment policies during the COVID-19 pandemic using PROGRESS-Plus, an equity framework. The included literature was assessed using the PROGRESS-Plus equity framework to determine the extent to which equity was considered during policy development. Overall, 212 policy documents were reviewed as part of this analysis, and only two out of the 212 included the concept of equity or disparity in the policy.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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