Health Inequalities

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In recent years, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, along with other national, provincial and regional organizations, has expanded the reporting of health indicators by socio-economic status and demographic factors.

These efforts have improved our understanding of current patterns of inequalities in health and factors influencing health. Monitoring health inequalities in a systematic and comparable way over time helps to identify vulnerable populations and to examine the impact that policies and interventions may have on the health of Canadians.

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CIHI has launched the Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada project, which examines whether Canada and the provinces have made progress in reducing the health gap between lower- and higher-income individuals over the past decade.

We recently hosted a pan-Canadian dialogue about measuring equity in health care. The goals were to identify and agree on core stratifiers (socio-demographic variables), discuss how to access and/or collect these stratifiers, and contribute to an action plan for advancing equity measurement in health care.

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