Evidence and Equity: Challenges in Research Design

There is a growing emphasis placed on evidence-based interventions and opportunities to make programmatic decisions based on evidence that reflects positive outcomes. However, some populations may be left behind in efforts to build evidence, if they are more difficult to study. Over time, as evidence builds for the populations easiest to engage in research, and lags for harder-to-study communities, equity gaps may widen. The purposes of this brief are to:

  • Discuss research disparities between easier-to-study populations and harder-to-study, more marginalized groups
  • Present four strategies to address these research disparities

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