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CRICH offers resources to understand and measure health inequities

September 20, 2012

The Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) at St. Michael’s Hospital is offering new resources to increase understanding about health inequities. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Applied Health Research Questions (AHRQ) program will provide users with a rapid response, research report or brief, and research project on a specific topic. Through the Canadian Marginalization Index and Ontario Marginalization Index resources, health equity and marginalization data is captured and measured across different geographic areas. These tools use census data to deliver information in four clusters of characteristics: residential instability, material deprivation, dependency, and ethnic concentration.

For more information about CRICH and AHRQ, view page two of theCRICH Research Flash newsletter.

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