Equitable: care where quality does not vary because of characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, culture.

Here's why EQUITABLE physiotherapy is important - Common challenges associated with equitable physiotherapy

Sarah Wojkowski, PT, CPA Member since 2004

"On November 4th, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked why having a gender balanced cabinet was so important. His response was simple: "Because it is 2015".

This succinct answer made me pause to reflect on my own career as a physiotherapist. Could I provide such a pointed answer if someone were to ask me if my practice has been equitable?..." Read More

Video Links

What is Health Equity (3:00 min.) https://healthequity.sfsu.edu/content/motion-graphic

Take a Breath - Pierre’s long and expensive road to a double-lung transplant (1:00 min.) https://youtu.be/QGUBBpwsBmM

Health Quality Ontario Presents - Income and Health (2:50 min.) https://youtu.be/kRKrwf7so2Q

The Story of Richard: Equity in Ontario's Health Care System - Dr. Joshua Tepper (1:00 min.) https://youtu.be/dT3TgvNxAV8

Journal Articles

Mayberry RM, Nicewander DA, Qin H, Ballard DJ. Improving quality and reducing inequities: a challenge in achieving best care. Proceedings (Baylor University Medical Center). 2006;19(2):103-118. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1426185/

Allin, S. Does Equity in Healthcare Use Vary across Canadian Provinces? Healthcare Policy. 2008; 3(4): 83-99. http://www.longwoods.com/content/19924

Other Resources

World Health Organization: Health System Equity  http://www.who.int/healthsystems/topics/equity/en/

Canadian Medical Association: Health equity and the social determinants of health. https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/health-equity.aspx

Health Equity Institute https://healthequity.sfsu.edu/

Gender Equity through Health Promotion online course http://promotinghealthinwomen.ca/online-course/

International Review of Health Equity Strategies: Executive Summary http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/International-Review-of-Health-Equity-Strategies-Executive-Summary.pdf



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