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Measuring Health Equity: Digging into the Data

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Nov 26, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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This symposium addressed the use of patient-level socio-demographic data in health equity planning and in the equitable delivery of services and care in different healthcare settings.  Leading researchers and practitioners shared experiences and best practices on the use of demographic data to improve the quality of care and achieve health equity.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cory Neudorf

Dr. Neudorf is the Chief Medical Health Officer for the Saskatoon Health Region and an Assistant Professor of community health in the faculty of medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He holds a medical degree, a master’s of health science degree, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Some of his research interests include health inequalities and health status indicators and surveys.


  1. Measuring Health Equity for Health Quality Improvement
    Cory Neudorf
    Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region
    Assistant Professor, CH&E, University of Saskatchewan
  2. Advancing Population Health Through Health Equity: A Regional Perspective on Why We Must Push Through the Noise
    Rachel Solomon
    Senior Director of Performance Measurement and Information Management, Toronto Central LHIN
  3. Equity Driven Service Planning and Delivery
    Branka Agic
    Manager of Health Equity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
    Deputy Director of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
  4. Beyond Reporting: Using Data to Achieve Health Equity
    Wangari Tharao
    Program and Research Manager, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre
  5. Patient Demographic Data: The New Soil
    Caroline Bennett-AbuAyyash
    Health Equity Project Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital
  6. Measuring Health Equity in the TC LHIN: Hospital Updates
    Mutiat Enikanolaiye
    Health Equity Project Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital