This presentation was delivered in March 2019, by Brett Nicholls and Tamara Boric from Cancer Care Ontario at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s Diversity in Patient Engagement Learning Exchange event. The presenters shared Cancer Care Ontario’s journey with Rainbow Health Ontario to create the Equity in Engagement Framework: a comprehensive guideline for creating equitable engagement opportunities for under-represented patient populations. It was co-designed with three high priority, under engaged cancer care groups.
The framework moves beyond traditional methods of engagement and contains considerations for organizations to revisit their culture and facilitate equitable engagement.
Lessons learned include being mindful of population-specific considerations.