HEIA tip sheets
From the time you begin a HEIA to when you finish it up, you'll find helpful advice and suggestions within the tip sheets on this page. They cover topics like, starting a HEIA, using reflexivity, and developing mitigation strategies.
These documents were developed by Health Nexus and the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, which are HEIA champion organizations.
Engaging in reflexive practice when conducting a HEIA
HEIA aims to reduce health inequities and increase positive health outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized groups. To achieve this goal, a HEIA requires a thoughtful and respectful process of identifying and implementing mitigation strategies. One way to bolster this effort is through reflexivity, a practice of reflecting on oneself and on one's relationship to the subject being investigated.
HEIA mental health and addiction tip sheet
Inequities in mental health care in Ontario have a harmful effect on people, communities and the health system. This tip sheet helps people use the HEIA to identify potential negative mental health impacts of programs and policies on vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Navigating step three: Identifying and selecting mitigation strategies
The third step of HEIA involves identifying ways to reduce potential negative, and amplify potential positive, impacts of an initiative. It can be tricky to identify appropriate mitigation strategies and evaluate their feasibility. For example, it's recommended to select mitigation strategies that are accepted by the people implementing the strategies. This tip sheet provides some suggestions for handling these challenges.