Dr Brigette Meehan is an interRAI Fellow, a member of the interRAI Instrument and Systems Development committee (ISD) and co-chairs the interRAI international training committee. Brigette has a PhD in Speech Pathology and a Masters of Education and has worked across the health and education sectors in clinical and management roles. Brigette is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Massey University. Brigette’s main message for the conference is that interRAI comprehensive clinical assessment can influence equity at both person and systems levels. The value of the assessment will be enhanced through current work developing a Culturally Appropriate Assessment Model.