Established in 1998 in collaboration with the Division of Population Health, South Western Sydney Local Health District through a Research and Development Infrastructure Grant from the NSW Ministry for Health, CHETRE aims to provide leadership and focus in training, research and evaluation in the area of health equity, with a particular emphasis on the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce health inequities.

Our work focuses on the description and measurement of health inequalities and health equity, development and evaluation of policies, programs and other actions that aim to achieve health equity, and developing the capacity of the health system to more effectively address health equity through policy and program development.

Our work includes projects in three program areas: Disadvantaged Communities and Populations; Early Childhood, and Healthy Public Policy (including Health Impact Assessment).  CHETRE works closely with the NSW Department of Health, local health districts, local government and non-government organisations. In 2005 CHETRE became part of UNSW Australia, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.

Group Leader:
Professor Evelyne de Leeuw
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