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Health Equity in Northern Ontario

Front cover image of health equity report: Health in the North

Ontario’s northern regions lag behind provincial averages in quality of health and health care. The some 800,000 people living in northern Ontario are more likely to have worse health, poorer access to health care, and die earlier than people in other parts of Ontario.

Health in the North: A report on geography and the health of people in Ontario’s two northern regions focuses on the area that extends north of Lake Huron to Hudson Bay and James Bay, and from the Quebec border in the east to the Manitoba border in the west, which represent nearly 80% of Ontario’s landmass.

The report on healthy equity in northern Ontario looks at:

  • The health status of people living in Ontario’s North East and North West Local Health Integration Network regions.

  • The concerns and challenges faced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples as well as francophone populations in Ontario’s north.

  • Efforts underway to improve access to care for people living in Ontario’s north, such as Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Telemedicine and virtual critical care.


View online report



If you have a question about this report, email SystemPerformance@HQOntario.ca.


OUR HEALTH EQUITY PLAN

Learn more about Health Quality Ontario’s plan designed to bring health equity to the forefront and inspire action

Read the Plan

HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO

Learn more about the work currently underway to develop a health equity strategy specific to northern Ontario

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INCOME AND HEALTH

Read our first report on health equity, Income and Health, which shows how income is associated with health risks, health care and health outcomes among people in Ontario

READ THE REPORT

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