Health Equity at Mount Sinai Hospital
Health equity at Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Complex is about ensuring that all our patients achieve the best possible health outcomes regardless of language, race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, or any other individual characteristic.
We are committed to identifying inequities, and putting strategies in place to address them. Here at Mount Sinai, quality care is tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients. We believe that quality patient and family-centred care is always equitable care.
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About the Human Rights & Health Equity Office
Mount Sinai Hospital was founded to welcome practitioners and patients who were excluded from other medical facilities. That legacy continues today with the Hospital’s commitment to health equity and to providing exceptional care that is accessible to all. The Human Rights & Health Equity Office:
- Assists members of the Hospital community to address and resolve complaints of harassment and discrimination that violate the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as complaints of non-human rights code harassment (*see Patient Brochure) .
- Provides Education and Training to raise awareness of human rights issues as they relate to health care including: the Are you an ALLY campaign, Leading Equity, symposia on health equity, and annual events such as Lunar New year, Black History month, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, Pride and others.
- Coordinates the Hospital’s Violence against Women Action Committee that educates and develops policy on domestic violence and health care.
- Develops policies to guide our understanding and actions related to current human rights and equity issues.
The Human Rights & Health Equity (HR & HE) Office is advised by the HR & HE Committee on the direction and priorities to increase access to hospital services and achieve equity for all members of the Hospital community.
If you have a complaint of or questions about harassment or discrimination, please contact:
Human Rights & Health Equity Office
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
60 Murray Street, 2nd floor, Room L2-403
Toronto, ON M5T 3L9
416-586-4800 Ext. 7519
*Please note that communications with the Human Rights & Health Equity Office are confidential. We will advise you if there are exceptions.