Core Indicators Development Subgroup:

Health Outcomes

A small subgroup focused on overall measurement of mortality, morbidity and quality of life.  

Ontario Public Health Standards Coverage

Health Outcomes are relevant to all foundational and program standards, and include: Mortality, Morbidity, and Quality of Life as named in the Population Health Assessment and Surveillance protocol, as well as the related measurement of Family Doctor.  Additionally, Chronic Disease Outcomes is a specific topic area named in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Well-Being program standard.  

    Subgroup Milestones:

  • Formed in February 2006; one of the first four subgroups as "Leading Causes" 
  • Closed in 2006.  
  • Reactivated in 2014-2015, as the "Potentially Avoidable Mortality" subgroup.  
  • In 2018, the Health Outcomes subgroup was created by merging two previous subgroups: Leading Causes and Potentially Avoidable Mortality.


This subgroup is currently in "Maintenance Mode" and is not recruiting at this time. 
Maintenance Mode activities are performed by one or two Leads, and include: 
    - assessment of any issues arising,
    - supporting overall Core Indicators project priorities, 
    - periodic review of subgroup products (indicators, datasources, and gaps), and
    - determining when to "activate" the subgroup: recruitment for development/revision work. 
If you are in interested in contributing to the Core Indicators project, please volunteer here


Maintenance Mode Lead(s)


Released Products


Meeting Minutes

Leading Causes Subgroup

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Past Members

Potentially Avoidable Mortality Subgroup


Leading Causes Subgroup

Updated: December 12, 2018