• Health.
  • Economics.
  • Equity.


2019 Masterclass

Equity in the Context of Informing Health Policy: Concepts from Diverse Academic Disciplines

Date: 27 March 2019, 12pm-4pm

Location: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Room 574

Masterclass objectives:

  • To understand several academic conceptualizations of equity
  • To recognize how varying concepts of equity inform what gets measured and valued when assessing equity in health policies
  • To consider whether there is a meaningful distinction between health and social equity
  • To appreciate the role of health impact assessment tools, equity-focused economic evaluations and fair deliberative processes for informing equity considerations in health policy decisions.

The Masterclass is open to everyone interested in health policy and equity. No prior training, academic background or work experience is necessary. The class will be taught at an introductory level. Space is limited so potential participants are encouraged to register early.

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To register please email: sharon.alexander@utoronto.ca

2019 Symposium

Information for the 2019 Symposium will be posted online soon.

2018 Symposium

Date: 22 June 2018, 12pm – 3:30pm

Location: MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto

Title: Enhancing evidence infrastructure to inform policy: Learning from international experience

Theme: Our Symposium focused on learning from international exemplars that have similar or overlapping mandates to Converge3 regarding their approach to evidence-informed policy. We discussed the nature of their relationships with policy-makers, researchers, and the public, and explored the key challenges and opportunities and the areas where they’ve had the most success and impact.


  • Mara Airoldi
    Director, Government Outcomes Lab, UK
  • Mary Ann Bates
    Executive Director, J-PAL North America
  • Stephanie Lee
    Director, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

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