Did you know? Stigma and socioeconomic and cultural barriers prevent many of our neighbours from receiving the care they need. It is vital that the health services and resources available are provided in an equitable way to all our neighbours, to meet their individual needs and promote optimal health for everyone.

The Moving Forward on Health Equity group brings together the Grey Bruce Public Health, South East Grey Community Health Centre, Family Health Teams, Grey County Community Services, Bruce County Human Services, Grey Bruce Ontario Health Team and other health providers and service users to ensure we are using an equity lens in all of our work in the health sector.

Health Equity means that ALL members of the community have opportunities to be healthy and receive quality care that is fair and appropriate to their needs, no matter where they live, what they have or who they are (Health Quality Ontario, 2018).

The Moving Forward on Health Equity group promotes health equity in our communities. To this end they have developed a Health Equity for All Tool that guides you in making your programs, services, and activities better for all who access them. The group has created 3 video modules to increase awareness of health equity and build capacity for health equity-focused decision-making at all levels of health, social and community service organizations.

Far too many people in Grey County and Bruce County are in pain because they cannot afford basic oral healthcare.  Read more about why Access to Oral Health Care is critical.

We are a founding member of the Moving Forward on Health Equity.