Recently, I spoke on health equity into policy action at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This was the first of a series of policy conversations they are planning to have, and it was very interesting to talk to management and policy staff from across the Ministry. My main point was that, even though health disparities are pervasive and persistent, and even though they are solidly rooted in wider social and economic inequality, policy action and change is possible. I looked at the challenges and opportunities faced by other jurisdictions and the wide and innovative range of community-based service provision and capacity building here and abroad. I tried to set out some possible directions and approaches ” from high level macro social and economic policy, to cross-sector collaborations and partnerships, and community-based interventions in disadvantaged neighbourhoods — that could be adapted to form a coherent overall policy framework to tackle health disparities in Ontario. See the presentation here.