The Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group is registered with both the Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations. The Equity Methods Group encourages authors of both Campbell and Cochrane reviews to include explicit descriptions of the effect of the interventions not only on the whole population but to describe their effect upon the disadvantaged and/or their ability to reduce socio-economic inequalities in health and to promote their use to the wider community.
Ultimately, this will help build the evidence base on such interventions.
The Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group (CMSG), a specialized group of researchers, health-care professionals and consumer representatives, belongs to the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that prepares, maintains and promotes reviews of the effects of health care treatments.
The CMSG produces reliable, up-to-date reviews of interventions for the prevention, treatment or rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in the form of systematic reviews. Each systematic review is a synthesis of all known published controlled clinical trials and gives the best estimate of health benefits and side effects of a particular therapy.
WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity
The Centre was redesignated in October, 2015. The Centre promotes the concept of technology assessment, the establishment of technology assessment systems, methodological support, training seminars in member countries, and collaborating among institutions with similar intent. To date, the Centre has focused on the development of a "tool kit" for needs-based and equity-oriented policy decisions and decision-aids for patient information.