Jurisdictions across the world have adopted strategies to enhance health equity. Some have developed approaches to promote health equity within their health systems while others have developed intersectoral approaches to tackle social determinants of health within and beyond the health sector.
In Ontario, there are significant gaps in health outcomes and service use for different populations across the province. Health Quality Ontario has developed its equity plan to better support the system to provide equitable, high-quality care to everyone. The International Review of Health Equity Strategies aimed to inform Health Quality Ontario’s Health Equity Plan. The full report identifies and describes strategies developed by Canadian and international jurisdictions to enhance health equity within and beyond the health sector.