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Embedding Equity into Quality Health Care

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May 13, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM

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Keynote Talks:

  1. What is health equity - And how will more data help us to achieve it?
    Dr. Paula Braveman
    Professor of Family & Community Medicine
    Director, Centre on Social Dispariites in Health,
    University of California, San Francisco
  2. Health equity from bench to bedside
    Dr. Kwame McKenzie 
    Medical Director, CAMH
    CEO, Wellesley Institute
    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  3. Adressing health disparities for older Ontarians
    Dr. Samir Sinha 
    Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital & UHN
    Provincial Lead, Ontario's Seniors Strategy 


Morning Panel: Promoting Quality Care through Demographic Data:

  1. Strategies for stratifying health indicators using patient demographic data
    Jan Lackstrom
    Senior Clinical Director, UHN
    Chair, Health Equity Council       
  2. Use of patient demographic information in delivering patient-centred care
    Dr. Fok-Han Leung  
    Physician, St Micheal's Hospital 
    Associate Program & Course Director, University of Toronto 
  3. CHC approach to using patient demographic data to provide quality care 
    Russ Ford 
    Executive Director, Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP) Community Health Centre
  4. Importance of patient demographic data for providing quality health care from an Aboriginal health perspective 
    Tera Beaulieu  
    Supervisor, Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach Unit, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH 



Afternoon Panel: Patient Demographic Data Collection Across the TC LHIN - Lessons and Recomendations

  1. Overview and stories from Measuring Health Equity in TC LHIN project
    Caroline Bennett-AbuAyyash
    Health Equity Project Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital
  2. Lessons and recommendations from pilot on demographic data collection in a Pre-admission Unit
    Greg Zaffarano 
    Operations Coordinator, Registration Services, St Joseph’s Health Center 
  3. Experience of implementing and monitoring data collection in Admitting- A front-line staff perspective 
    Angela Gayle  
    Data Quality Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital
  4. Findings and recommendations from pilot on demographic data collection in pediatrics 
    Stephanie Gee

    Senior Project Manager, Research and Evaluation, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care, SickKids Hospital

  5. Findings and recommendations from pilot on demographic data collection in Community Health Centres
    Nancy LaPlante

    Regional Decision Support Specialist, Central Region at Ontario’s Community Health Centres