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Moving from Rhetoric to Action: Lessons from the "Deep End" of Scotland on How Dialogue and Evaluative Thinking Can Help Find Solutions to Health Inequities, Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Toronto, Ontario
October 4, 2013

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The principal causes of inequalities in health lie outside the health service, which is why policies to prevent health inequalities must address the wider social determinants of health. It is not sufficient, however, to prevent future inequalities in health. It is also necessary to reduce existing inequalities in health, and to prevent them getting wider. This was the underlying premise for the "Deep End" project in Scotland, which brought together 100 general practitioners from the poorest regions of Scotland to design targeted solutions to address the inverse care law.

Prof. Graham Watt (Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Glasgow) will present on the importance of involving stakeholders from marginalized communities in the design of health system innovations for addressing health inequities; the role of dialogue in policy making; and how & why evaluations matter in ensuring innovative and good ideas are implemented to solve health inequities. In addition to Dr. Watt, this workshop will include responses from a panel of leaders in the evaluation and policy communities from Ontario. Further details to follow next week.

This event is free, but will definitely sell out quickly so please reserve your seat ASAP by emailing Jennica Nichols at

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