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Health Equity Indicators

Population & Public Health has facilitated the development of a suite of priority health equity indicators that will inform equity target-setting.

This suite of indicators is intended to support stakeholders’ efforts in improving, monitoring, and measuring equity work across BC.

Priority health equity indicators for BC: Selected indicators report

This report summarizes 16 of the 52 prioritized health equity indicators for BC. It provides current evidence for some health inequities in early life, adolescence, and adulthood among BC populations across geographic, demographic and socio-economic dimensions. Released: January 2016

Developing priority health equity indicators for British Columbia: Process & outcome report

Describes the process used to develop a set of priority population-level health equity indicators that may be useful to monitor health equity across B.C. Released: October 2014

Appendices

Promoting health equity: Choosing appropriate indicators: Literature scan

Literature scan on appropriate indicators to measure health equity in B.C.'s health system. Released: March 2013

Towards reducing health inequities: A health system approach to chronic disease prevention

This discussion paper outlines the actions the health system can take to promote health equity and ensure its policies, programs, and services are available, accessible, and acceptable to all. Released: 2010-2011

In developing the discussion paper, working groups prepared additional resources related to reducing health inequities in three underserved populations of interest: individuals transitioning into and out of the corrections system, immigrants, and refugees.

Corrections population

Immigrant population

Refugee population

A second look: Applying a sex, gender, & diversity lens to health inequities in British Columbia

The BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health developed two related papers. Taking a second look provides an epidemiological analysis of health inequities with a sex, gender, and diversity lens. Using the same lens, Worth a second look identifies considerations for policy action to reduce health inequities. Released: November 2009



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