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Building Internal Health Equity Capacity at Health Quality Ontario, Health Equity Impact Assessment Community of Interest

March 29, 2017

12:00-12:30 p.m

Health equity will be achieved when all people living in Ontario are able to reach their full health potential. This means all people are able to receive high quality care that is fair and appropriate to them and their needs, regardless of region, economic or social status, language, culture, gender or religion.
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care.
HQO has developed a plan to embed equity into their own work and to encourage providers, system leaders and planners to make it prominent in their thinking, discussions and planning as they build a system, in consultation with patients, that is safe, effective, patient-centred, efficient and timely.
During this webinar, we will highlight the relationship between health and health care equity and a high-quality health system. This will be done by:

  • Presenting HQO’s approach for building internal health equity capacity and discussing the results to date.
  • Discussing lessons learned and providing recommendations to help organizations embed equity into their work, culture and services.

The webinar will consist of a 15 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q & A session. This webinar is suitable for new practitioners of HEIA with a minimum of a basic understanding of HEIA. If you are new to HEIA, this short video will give you a basic introduction to HEIA.
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