Saskatoon has led the way amongst Canadian Regional Health Authorities (roughly the equivalents of Ontario LHINs) in acting against systemic and pervasive health inequities. They began from solid research on the contours of local health inequities, developed comprehensive strategies and action plans to address the roots of these inequities, and built local collaborations and effective […]
Local Health Care Planning & Initiatives
Building broad local partnerships and collaborations among service providers, community agencies and residents is one vital part of driving health equity into action on the ground. I spoke to a tremendously interesting group coming together in the Jane-Humber area of north-west Toronto. I highlighted the experience and impact of the South East Toronto Organization, a […]
This resource provides a range of tools, techniques, briefing notes, research findings and other resources LHINs, and the providers and stakeholders they partner with, can use to implement health equity strategies and initiatives in the most effective ways for their regions and needs. Health Equity Resources Nov 2011 Flip Sheet
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The Role of Local Government in Promoting Well-being is a very interesting British report written by the New Economics Foundation for Local Government Improvement and Development and the National Mental Health Development Unit. It highlights the levers local governments have, in collaboration with community organizations, that can enhance overall population health. They emphasize that “creating […]
The American-based Prevention Institute made a presentation to recent National Research Council deliberations on HIA. They argued that HIA aligns well with primary prevention or upstream action on the roots of ill health and health disparities, and with healthy community planning approaches to addressing the underlying determinants of health.
One critical way to drive health equity is by building expectations and requirements into system and performance management. Several LHINs have required their partner service providers to develop health equity plans which identify vulnerable populations and access barriers, detail plans to address those challenges, outline initiatives underway addressing equity in service delivery, and set out […]
The Toronto Central LHIN commissioned an Environmental Scan from the Toronto Community-Based Research Network. This environmental scan: Documents the research activity being conducted by community organizations within the TC LHIN’s catchment area, with a particular focus on community-based research and Describes the education and resources being accessed by these organizations to enhance their research capacity.
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Commissioned by the Wellesley Institute, this research report examines equity strategies of regional health authorities (RHAs) across Canada.
The Health Equity Roundtables were held on December 5 and 6, 2007, hosted by The Wellesley Institute, Toronto, Ontario. Thirty five participants, bringing together service providers, policymakers, researchers and advocates active in health equity, met to talk about current policy openings and opportunities to move health equity forward into action in Ontario, the dynamics of health […]