Resources for Review Authors

This page provides links and resources for planning, conducting, and reporting your equity-relevant systematic review. For additional training materials, including webinars, please visit the Training and Webinars page.


Are you planning to incorporate equity into your review? The Equity Checklist is a tool that can help!

Applying an equity lens to interventions: using PROGRESS ensures consideration of socially stratifying factors to illuminate inequities in health: The acronym PROGRESS refers to place of residence, race/ethnicity/culture/language, occupation, gender/sex, religion, education, socioeconomic status, and social capital. PROGRESS can be used as an aide-memoire, a framework to guide data extraction, and a tool to guide equity analyses for researchers to ensure explicit consideration of equity in the design of new intervention studies and in systematic reviews. 

Conducting reviews

Health equity: evidence synthesis and knowledge translation methods

Complex Interventions: a series of papers on the methods for considering complex interventions in your systematic review:


Writing up your equity-focused review? Use the equity extension of PRISMA - the PRISMA-E 2012 Reporting Guideline

More information is available in the explanation and elaboration.

Download a printable version of the PRISMA-E checklist, reporting guidelines for equity-focused systematic reviews.