Public Health Ontario (http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx) and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital (http://stmichaelshospitalresearch.ca/research-programs/urban-health-solu...) are excited to announce the release of the 2011 update to the Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg).
ON-Marg is a data tool that combines a wide range of demographic indicators into four distinct dimensions of marginalization. As a multifaceted index, ON-Marg measures multiple axes of deprivation in Ontario, including economic, ethno-racial, age-based, and social marginalization. It can be used for:
- population health assessments
- resource allocations and program planning
- assessing health inequities
ON-Marg data is now available for 2001, 2006 and 2011, making it possible to track changes in marginalization and health equity over time. Data is available at the small area level as well as larger geographies such as public health units and Local Health Integration Networks.
Access On-Marg at https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Pages/ON-Marg.aspx.