Measuring Health Equity: Initial Implementation of Patient Demographic Data Collection. Equity: A Core Component of Quality TC LHIN emphasis on “Health Equity Vision”. TC LHIN is committed to including equity dimensions and objectives in quality healthcare planning TC LHIN aims to:
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“create and sustain a healthcare system in Toronto where all have equitable access to a full range of high-quality healthcare and support, and systemic and avoidable health inequities are steadily reduced”1
Figure: Age-standardized prevalence of diabetes among urban-dwelling immigrants*, by sex and world region of birth, and among urban-dwelling long-term residents^ in Ontario (2005)
* Granted residency status in Canada between 1985-2000
^ Canadian-born residents and people granted permanent residence prior to 1985
Source: Bierman, A. S. et al. (2012). Social determinants of health and populations at risk. Ontario Women’s Health Equity Report: Improving Health & Promoting Health Equity in Ontario