Underpinning Principles

1. Community Engagement

The Community Panel: The need to create a Community Panel to support this project will be integral in the development of the CHIIA Tool. Understanding and recognising the importance of “power dynamics” in shaping social and health inequalities; and the potential difficulties in fully involving the public in organisational processes of change partly due to dynamics between public and professional groups. The Community Panel will be recruited and afforded maximal opportunity to be influential in the development of the CHIIA whilst being supported to be comfortable in this role and deliver a positive individual experience.  

2. Diversity and Inclusion

The Development Cohort: The need to create a Development Cohort of professional groups with a range of skillsets was identified as an important milestone in delivering a comprehensive CHIIA Tool. The Development Cohort will enable a co-productive approach to the development of the tool, bringing stakeholders together, including those who will carry out impact assessment or those who are affected by them. This will also include members of the Community Panel.

3. Strong Governance

The project will involve assistance from various project governance groups, including:

Economies for Healthier Lives Strategic Group: This group will provide a crucial role, to oversee and champion this work both within the Glasgow City Region and more widely. Membership includes senior representatives from Public Health and Economic development across the Glasgow City Region and other regions in Scotland, as well as private sector, third sector and social business representation.

Economies for Healthier Lives Operational Group: This group will provide regular operational support and guidance for the project. Membership includes project partners, public health colleagues from representative health boards, economic and health representation from across the region, COSLA, and representation of the Scottish Health and Inequalities Impact Assessment (SHIIAN) Network. This will also include representation from the Community Panel created to support and guide this project. The Operational group will meet frequently throughout the life of the project with members using a shared space for communication and development of ideas between meetings.

4. Formative Evaluation

Evaluation of the project will be ongoing. The project level evaluation will be undertaken by GCPH and the programme level evaluation undertaken by external consultants, Renaisi.