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Ontario population health index of databases

The Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID) offers open access to an online, searchable index of databases and other quantitative information sources.  It is not a data-access platform, but rather an index of a wide variety of data sources.  A key word search brings you to a list of data sources, with a description of the data available in each source and how to contact the data provider to request clarification and access.  The 275 plus databases can be searched by topic, key word or series.

OPHID is a service of the Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN), created with funds from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to support high-quality applied population health research. Although the primary focus of the resource is Ontario databases, many of the information sources are Canada wide.

Use this resource to:

  • Find population health data, particularly for Ontario
  • Learn who is gathering data in a particular area
  • Find statistical evidence to support your work in health equity and the social determinants of health

Population Health Improvement Research Network (2012, June 27). The Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID).

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