Webinar: Measuring health inequalities: A toolkit
In recent years, a growing number of health systems and health organizations have made the achievement of health equity — that is, the absence of unfair and avoidable differences in health and health care across the population — a priority in their practice. As more health systems work toward achieving health equity, relevant sociodemographic data and systematic measurement of health inequalities have become critical to monitoring progress towards reducing inequities.
CIHI’s toolkit for measuring health inequities
In October 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a web-based toolkit to assist analysts and researchers with measuring and reporting on health inequalities in a consistent way. The toolkit is organized into three phases to help plan your analysis, analyze your data and report your findings.
Drawing on the guidelines and resources in the toolkit, this webinar will outline how to measure health inequalities and report on indicators by subpopulations defined by equity stratifiers (i.e., sociodemographic variables) such as income and education.
Participants will learn about
- creating an analysis plan by considering commonly used equity stratifiers and standard definitions;
- assessing the availability of equity stratifier data by using an inventory of selected CIHI and Statistics Canada data sources;
- calculating stratified indicator rates and quantifying inequality using summary measures; and
- using key guidelines for interpreting and reporting on health inequalities.