Health equity will be achieved when all people living in Ontario are able to reach their full health potential.
This means all people are able to receive high quality care that is fair and appropriate to them and their needs, regardless of region, economic or social status, language, culture, gender or religion.
To this end, building an equitable health system is complex. Yet issues often fall outside the walls of the health care system.
But there is still much that can be done to help mitigate inequities and provide health care that is both accessible and appropriate.
Health Quality Ontario has developed a plan to embed equity into our own work and to encourage providers, system leaders and planners to make it prominent in their thinking, discussions and planning as they build a system, in consultation with patients, that is safe, effective, patient-centred, efficient and timely.
Our plan for bringing health equity to the forefront is informed by many people and much research. Learn about the work we’re doing in cooperation, and the collective efforts that remain.