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How do I get a health status report off the shelf? Moving equity into action!

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM (EST)

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about effectively integrating health equity into population health status reporting processes, and moving data into action.

Population health status reports are an essential tool in Canadian public health practice – they have been especially useful for realigning public health priorities and supporting action on injury and chronic disease prevention. In order to describe the health of a population, and paint an accurate picture of the issues confronting communities, a health unit (or regional health authority) needs the best available data, along with local knowledge.

Did you know that some provinces, like Ontario, require that the Medical Officer of Health make a population health status report? Yet, while this work is legislated, there aren’t actually standards to guide the content, timing, format or dissemination of the  reports. Similarly, there is no “prescription” for how to integrate health equity into reporting practices, and use these reports to drive action on the social determinants of health.

Join the NCCDH and “advisors on tap” from two health regions (names to be confirmed) that have been engaged in integrating health equity into their population health status reporting. We will explore the “equity-integrated population health status reporting framework” that emerged from the learning circle project, and we will ask our guests to describe which elements of the framework were most important to their process and what changes they have seen as a result.

During this interactive session, participants will:

  • learn about the essential elements for effective integration of health equity in population health status reporting
  • reflect on the challenges and opportunities for developing the public health capacity required for equity integrated population health status reporting in Canada

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