Through a consensus process, we identified a core set of health equity indicators for monitoring health equity in the province. Ongoing monitoring of these indicators can guide efforts to target areas where care is less than optimal or where inequities exist. These equity indicators can also play an important role in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve health and health care. These indicators represent a beginning. As we improve data capacity and availability, it will be possible to close current measurement gaps and to develop and measure indicators in important areas that cannot be assessed with current data.
The core set of health equity indicators are available for download:
More detailed information on the development of this set of indicators is available in the concluding chapter of POWER Report, Achieving Health Equity in Ontario.