On March 28, 2019, Sinai Health System hosted a Learning Exchange for the Measuring Health Equity project at Bridgepoint Active Health Care. The focus of the learning exchange was on demographic data use and how to translate our demographic data collection efforts into action. The event was attended by 59 representatives from 30 different organizations including: the Toronto Central LHIN, Toronto Central LHIN hospitals, Toronto Central LHIN CHCs, Mississauga Halton LHIN, ICES, and Circle of Care. Participants had the opportunity to hear from:
- Cynthia Damba and Yasmin Kassam (The Toronto Central LHIN) in partnership with Erin Grave (ICES): presented on the current status of the Measuring Health Equity project and, in partnership with ICES, shared how the Toronto Central LHIN has used demographic data at a systems level.
- Nance McClure (Health Partners Care Group): presented on Health Partners’ approach to health equity and how they improved several health disparities (including breast cancer screening rates and colorectal cancer screening rates) by using demographic data.
- Miranda Saroli and Neil Mentuch (Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services): presented on how Access Alliance use data to develop programs and support existing programs.
- Aswita Tan-McGrory (The Disparities Solutions Center): presented on Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MSG) experience with demographic data collection and how their demographic data has been used to date. Furthermore, Aswita shared findings from MGH’s most recent annual report on equity in healthcare quality.