The latest Canadian Institute for Health Information report on health care expenditures highlighted that hospitals, drugs and doctors are the largest components of overall spending. Spending has been increasing fastest in physician services and drugs. Some media discussion has correctly highlighted how the incentives built into fee-for-service payment – to see as many patients as […]
Hospitals are a vital part of the health care system. Some hospitals have developed equity plans and made strong commitments to meeting the needs of health disadvantaged populations, and ensuring equitable access and quality in their services and within their organizations; others less so. This is a short briefing note on pressures hospitals will be […]
The theme of the Association of Ontario Health Centre’s annual conference was building equity and diversity into the core of community-based primary care and health promotion. I set out a broad framework on how to drive health equity into action through comprehensive strategies and clear priorities, putting these goals into practice through good planning and […]
Bob Gardner spoke to the Healthcare Interpretation Network on November 23, 2009 and argued that interpretation was one essential enabler of equitable access to high-quality health care and support. His talk set this in the context of other enablers and drivers of a comprehensive health equity strategy.
Author: Dr. Michael Rachlis Published: November, 2007 Summary: Health equity is high on the agenda of governments and health planning authorities. Wellesley initiated a series of forums with community-based health and social service providers, researchers and others and commissioned research to flesh out what a community-based framework for addressing health disparities would look like.
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The Wellesley Institute hosted a webinar: Preparing for Pandemic Influenza, with Thomas Appleyard and Rick Blickstead . Download Thomas Appleyard’s paper “Bridging the Preparedness Divide” here . Download our research and policy papers here .
Everybody is affected by a pandemic, but not everyone is affected equally. That’s the sobering conclusion of a new research and policy paper released today by the Wellesley Institute. As the world braces for a possible swine flu pandemic, the need for proper pandemic planning and effective emergency responses is drawn into sharp focus.
Principal Organizations: St. Michael’s Hospital – Centre for Research on Inner City Health Partner Organizations: Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT) Principal Investigator: Kelly O’Brien The purpose of this study is to determine what “disability” means to PHAs to guide the future development of an instrument (questionnaire) that describes “disability” in the context of HIV. Specific […]
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Principal Organizations: Street Health Community Nursing Foundation Partner Organizations: St. Michael’s Hospital, Centre for Research on Inner City Health Principal Investigator: Laura Cowan The Street Health Report 2007, launched in September 2007, presents the findings of a survey of 368 homeless adults in Toronto on their health and access to health care. This study was […]
Ontario is undertaking significant reforms of its health care system by implementing Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and developing a new overall health strategy. Community engagement is seen as a crucial element of these and other reforms. How can community members be involved in developing strategic priorities and planning? Below is a selection of articles and reports on approaches used […]