To learn more about health equity issues in Toronto and to read St. Joseph's 2009 Health Equity Plan, download Creating Health Equity In the Toronto Central LHIN.
An analysis of the 2009 Health Equity Plans from all Toronto hospitals is available here. Several LHIN-funded projects were initiated in response to the hospital plans, including work on streamlined interpretation services, equity-relevant data collection and providing services for uninsured people.
Under the terms of their current Hospital Service Accountability Agreements, hospitals were required to refresh their health equity plans by Sept 30, 2010. The Toronto Central LHIN expects that this process will further advance building equity into hospital decision-making, planning and service delivery, and contribute to analyzing and advancing LHIN and system-wide equity priorities. To read St. Joseph's 2010 plan, download St. Joseph's Health Equity Plan Refresh September 2010.
Promoting health equity in Toronto is an important objective for the Toronto Central LHIN. The Toronto Central LHIN's health equity vision is to create and sustain a health care system in Toronto where all have equitable access to a full range of high-quality health care and support, and systemic and avoidable health inequities are steadily reduced.
Hospitals are by far the largest providers of acute health care services. It is therefore crucial that the way in which hospital services are provided supports overall goals of reducing health inequities. To this end, the Toronto Central LHIN required its hospitals to submit Health Equity Plans by the end of fiscal year 2008/09.
To learn more about health equity issues in Toronto and to read St. Joseph's Health Equity Plan, download Creating Health Equity In the Toronto Central LHIN.
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Page last updated: September 30, 2010