For Public Health Units (PHU) to respond to the health needs of the population informed by evidence, there is a need to better understand the barriers and enablers to collect sociodemographic data. We are interested in understanding what staff think about the collection and use of sociodemographic data in the PHU setting, so that mechanisms may be developed to support data collection as part of public health practice going forward to inform health equity interventions.
The project will develop a set of recommendations that PHU can use to inform their planning and implementation of new sociodemographic data collection initiatives. In addition, the research team will produce knowledge translation materials such as webinar and report to support PHU on enablers and barriers to sociodemographic data collection.
The project team gratefully acknowledges funding received from Public Health Ontario through the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects program.