Our Director of Policy, Bob Gardner spoke on health equity to Solutions: East Toronto’s Health Collaborative, a long-standing coordinating network of health care and related service providers. He set out a toolkit of ideas, directions and techniques to build equity into health care planning and delivery: starting from solid foundations of organizational commitment to equity […]
Integrating Equity into Person-Centred Care: Central LHIN Planning Forum LHINs are developing their new Integrated Health Service Plans, strategic plans for the next three years. Many have consulted widely with their healthcare service provider and community partners. Central LHIN pulled together a diverse forum of providers and patient representatives to help identify key issues and […]
A presentation by Bob Gardner on embedding equity in LHIN and provider deliverables at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care HEIA Conference Realizing the Potential of Health Equity Impact Assessment from Wellesley Institute
The role of the health care sector in reducing disparities still must be defined and integrated into the system. This paper is a discussion and analysis of how to organize Ontario’s health-care system to increase the potential for reducing health disparities. The reduction of health disparities must be in the foreground of discussions on health […]
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The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care today launched an ambitious plan to transform Ontario’s health care system. It identifies key drivers of change to improve access, quality and value; all underlain by improved system coordination and coherence, and by service and quality innovation. These are positive directions, but the opportunity must not be lost […]
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
There is a serious chill within governments at all levels as the economy has declined and public finances have become constrained. This policy briefing sets out how to keep equity high on the agenda in the current fiscal climate.
When successful polices and interventions are indentified and assessed, we need forums and infrastructure to share information and experience on what is working and the means to scale up the most promising interventions. These notes highlight this potential. Building Equity-Focused Innovation View more presentations from Wellesley Institute. >>Table of Contents
In an era of limited resources and quality-driven reform, it is crucial to know how policies and service interventions are working. This is just as important to equity, and an important part of equity strategy must be evaluating what initiatives are most effective in reducing barriers and enhancing services for the most vulnerable. I presented […]
While equity needs to be built into all planning and service delivery, it is also critical to direct some investment and initiatives to specific equity challenges. Services may be targeted at particular access barriers or disadvantaged and vulnerable population. These notes set out starting points. Targeting For Equity Impact View more presentations from Wellesley Institute. […]