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Webinar: Measuring health inequalities: A toolkit

In partnership with the Canadian Institute for Health Information

This webinar will take place in English.

In recent years, a growing number of health systems and health organizations have made the achievement of health equity — that is, the absence of unfair and avoidable differences in health and health care across the population — a priority in their practice. As more health systems work toward achieving health equity, relevant sociodemographic data and systematic measurement of health inequalities have become critical to monitoring progress towards reducing inequities. 

CIHI’s toolkit for measuring health inequities

In October 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a web-based toolkit to assist analysts and researchers with measuring and reporting on health inequalities in a consistent way. The toolkit is organized into three phases to help plan your analysis, analyze your data and report your findings. 

Drawing on the guidelines and resources in the toolkit, this webinar will outline how to measure health inequalities and report on indicators by subpopulations defined by equity stratifiers (i.e., sociodemographic variables) such as income and education. 

Participants will learn about

  • creating an analysis plan by considering commonly used equity stratifiers and standard definitions;
  • assessing the availability of equity stratifier data by using an inventory of selected CIHI and Statistics Canada data sources;
  • calculating stratified indicator rates and quantifying inequality using summary measures; and
  • using key guidelines for interpreting and reporting on health inequalities.


Dianne Oickle,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Dana Riley,
Program Lead, 
Erin Pichora,
Program Lead,

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Measuring health inequalities: A toolkit  


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  • Presenters:
  • Dana Riley, Erin Pichora, 
  • Dianne Oickle
    Dianne Oickle

    Dianne Oickle, MSc, BSc

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Dianne is a dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in public health in Ontario focused on reproductive and child health in a mostly rural setting with many diverse clients. Part of her work involved development of practice guidelines for health professionals, train-the-trainer initiatives, public presentations, educational resource development, working with the media, community coalition and network support, writing for the public and professionals, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has taught university nutrition courses, worked with the provincial network supporting and advocating for dietitians in public health practice, and precepted over 20 dietetics and other students. Dianne earned her BSc in Nutrition and Consumer Studies (now Human Nutrition) at St. Francis Xavier University, and her MSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.

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