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Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy

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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. On top of this overall disadvantage for the North, many populations in the North face greater inequities than others.

The Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy has been developed to identify the greatest health disparities and help remove barriers. Informed and inspired by an in-depth multi-faceted engagement process with individuals representing nearly 150 organizations and more than 300 participants in the North, the Strategy sets out key actions for change. These actions will develop planning at the regional level to help support locally-appropriate approaches to improving health equity for communities across Northern Ontario.

Developed in the North, by the North, for the North, the Strategy gathers the passion and determination of diverse and resilient people.



Our report shows stubborn and persistent deficiencies in the care people receive in the province’s northern regions

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