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Table 3 Domains and questions from the AIR survey

From: Strategies and governance to reduce health inequalities: evidences from a cross-European survey

Domain Questions from the AIR survey and indicators Medium Score
1. Political commitment 1. Do you have Regional Strategies for reducing Health Inequalities? (Question A) No (1); No, but it is planned to be develop (2); Yes, included in general health strategies (3); Yes, specific strategies (4) 2. Do you have National Strategies to reduce social health inequalities? (Question B) No (1); No, but it is planned to be develop (2); Yes, included in general health strategies (3); Yes, specific strategies (4) 2.9/4
2. Intelligence 3. Do you have evaluation instruments for measuring regional Health Inequalities? (Question C) No (1); No, but it is planned to develop (2); Yes, integrated with other systems (3); Yes, specific system (4) 4. Is there a mechanism for regular dissemination of the data and tools? (Question D) No (1); No, but it is planned to disseminate (2); Yes, but not regular (3); Yes, regular dissemination (4) 3/4
3. Accountability structures and systems 5. Does your Region have a dedicated role with key responsibilities to coordinate strategies addressing social health inequalities? (Question E) No (1); No, but it is planned to create a role (2); Yes, with different department collaborating on the issue (3); Yes (4) 6. Do you have a system to evaluate the impact of your regional strategies to reduce social health inequalities? (Question F) No (1); No, but it is planned to be develop (2); Yes, in part (3); Yes, specific system (4) 2.4/4
4. Policy coherence across government sectors and levels 7. Are your regional strategies linked with National Strategy on Health inequalities? (Question G) No (1); Only in part (2); Yes, mostly (3); Yes, totally linked (4) 2.2/4
5. Involving local people 8. Are the regional strategies implemented with other sectors/partners, along with the health sector? (Question H) No (1); Only in part (2); Yes, mostly (3); Yes, totally (4) (considering a medium of different sectors) 2.2/4
6. Institutional and human resource capacity 9. Who is carrying out the evaluation and measuring the impact? (Question I) No (1); Only in part (2); Yes, mostly (3); Yes, totally (4) (considering a medium of different actors, focusing on collaboration internal and external to the health system and transparency) 1.8/4
7. Modernized public health
8. Learning and innovation systems 10. How have your regional institutions defined the Health Inequality Targets in their strategies? (Question J) No (1); No, but it is planned to be develop (2); Yes, in part (3); Yes, specific system (4) 11. Are some Health Inequality Targets relevant to the primary care settings? (Question K) No (1); No, but it is planned to be develop (2); Yes, in part (3); Yes, specific system (4) 2.5/4