Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese
ISBN: 978 92 4 150014 2



The Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART) is a decision-support tool to identify and reduce health inequities in cities. The tool enables local communities, programme managers, and municipal and national authorities to:

  • better understand the unequal health determinants, unequal health risks and unequal health outcomes faced by people belonging to different socioeconomic groups within a city;
  • use evidence when advocating and planning health equity interventions;
  • participate in intersectoral collaborative action for health equity;
  • apply a health equity lens in policy-making and resource allocation decisions.

Language versions

Urban HEART - executive document

Urban HEART User Manual

Urban HEART workshop training manual and presentations