Health inequalities faced by children are storing up a lifetime of problems. I recently spoke at a conference on Achieving Health Equity For Kids: Whatever It Takes organized by the Hospital for Sick Children. I set out a roadmap to drive the fundamental changes needed to reduce the health disparities kids face across the province and country. This action plan for equity included equity-focused targets and planning, building equity into system performance management and service delivery, targeting key access barriers and disadvantaged populations, and cross-sectoral collaborations; all set within a coherent strategic framework and recognizing the big-picture policy changes needed to reduce the pervasive social and economic inequalities that underlie health disparities.
Here is the presentation:Driving Health Equity for Kids: From the Earliest Years to Transforming the System