The “Applied Health Research Questions” (AHRQ) program at CRICH was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to quickly provide health equity data, analyses and knowledge to health care system decision-makers, including government ministries, Local Health Integration Networks, hospitals, community-based health providers, and provincial associations and agencies.
Examples of AHRQ projects
- Identifying the impact of patient income, age, sex and immigration status on access to colorectal screening. Client: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
- Reviewing the literature on barriers to health care commonly experienced by vulnerable groups. Client: Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.
- Rapid assessment of emergency department use by Toronto neighbourhood residents, using data from torontohealthprofiles.ca. Client: Regent Park Community Health Centre.