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The Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative

Beth Jackson, Public Health Agency of Canada

The Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative, Public Health Agency of CanadaAt the 2012 World Health Assembly, Member States (including Canada) endorsed the Rio Political Declaration on the Social Determinants of Health, pledging to monitor health inequities within their jurisdictions. In response, the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada have collaborated to undertake the Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting initiative, a comprehensive and systematic snapshot of the state of health inequalities in Canada to support federal, provincial and territorial collaboration and monitoring of progress on the reduction of health inequalities.

In this presentation, Beth Jackson from the Public Health Agency of Canada will review this unique initiative comprising over 70 indicators of health status, health behaviours and structural determinants of healt. She will provide an update of the most recent developments in the project and its two main products : the online data platform and the narrative reports.

The seminar will also be streamed live on the Internet in collaboration with the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), and will be followed by a cocktail to launch the special Canadian Public Policy issue featuring articles based upon several presentations made at QICSS’ 2014 conference: Social policy and health inequalities: An international perspective. The special issue was edited by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (McGill University), Danielle Gauvreau (Concordia University), and Beth Jackson (Public Health Agency of Canada).

Organizer and host: Québec Inter-university Centre for Social Statistics
Event location: room 420 - 3535 Chemin Queen Mary , Montréal, QC H3V 1H9
Date: May 26, 2016 3-6pm
Registration for in-person attendance: Click here
Registration for webinar participation: Click here


Beth Jackson's 2014 presentation: Monitoring Health Inequalities:A Pan-Canadian Baseline Reporting Initiative at the QICSS 2014 conference: Social policy and health inequalities: An international perspective



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