How to use HEIA
Moving to action: Going beyond health equity assessments
Stefanie Stuart-Williams, Provincial Health Equity Specialist, and Nakita Sunar, Health Equity Coach at CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program, discuss moving beyond assessing equity and toward equity action.
May 26th, 2021
HEIA Step 5: Sharing the results of your HEIA—an important final task
Dr. Kim Bergeron, an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Queen’s University, takes us through the final fifth stage of the HEIA Tool: Dissemination. This fifth step of the HEIA is more valuable than we might think. Kim discusses strategies to share your HEIA results, including ways to communicate results with those impacted or involved with the new policy or initiative.
May 27th, 2020
HEIA Step 4: Monitoring implementation
Bonnie Trimble and Bailey Hamilton, from STRIDE, takes us through the fourth stage of the HEIA Tool: monitoring. Step 4 of HEIA uses evaluation strategies to monitor the mitigation plans implemented in the third step
April 29th, 2020
HEIA Step 3: Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies
Sana Imran, a Policy Analyst with the Canadian Mental Health Association, takes us through the third stage of the HEIA Tool: Mitigation. This stage develops strategies that minimize the negative, and maximize the positive, impacts that a policy or initiative has on vulnerable or marginalized populations..
April 15th, 2020
HEIA Step 2: Examining intention versus potential impact
Samiya Abdi, a Senior Program Specialist with Public Health Ontario, takes us through the second stage of the HEIA Tool: Potential Impacts. This stage considers both the negative and positive unintended impacts on the populations identified in the first stage.
February 26th, 2020
HEIA Step 1, Scoping: An overview of the first stage
Dr. Colleen Davison, social epidemiologist at Queen’s University, walks us through the first stage of the HEIA tool: Scoping. Scoping involves first identifying subpopulations that might be negatively affected by a policy or initiative and, then, learning about the key determinants of health for these subpopulations.
January 23rd, 2020
Developing Effective Mitigation Strategies in a Public Policy Context
Lauren Bates, from Wellesley Institute, presents on the process Wellesley Institute took for developing effective public policy mitigation strategies to address inequalities in home and community care for ethnically and linguistically diverse seniors in the GTA.
February 28th, 2018
From brainstorming to action: implementing mitigation strategies for HEIA
In step 3 of HEIA, mitigation, we identify strategies to minimize the negative impacts of health inequities and maximize the positive. This step is often seen as the favourite one: we get to identify what actions we are going to take! In this webinar, Andrea Bodkin will guide you in three simple steps to navigate step 3 of the HEIA template.
July 26th, 2017
Working together to facilitate intersectoral action for health equity (using HEIA)
Municipal and provincial governments interested in embedding health equity in their work can use tools such as HEIA to facilitate intersectoral action towards health equity (e.g., Health in All Policies approaches). Ketan Shankardass presents a framework about the factors that influence the implementation of intersectoral action and discusses how this framework can inform HEIA users and actors from government, public health, private sector and civil society organizations.
August 31st, 2016
Preparing for your HEIA: Putting the horse before your cart
Andrea Bodkin, from Health Nexus, presents two HEIA Tip Sheets: Getting Started with HEIA and Planning for a Successful HEIA. She outlines reasons for conducting HEIA, steps to take before diving into a HEIA, and shares practice-based advice.
July 27th, 2016
Using HEIA in policy making and policy analysis
Policy decisions made far beyond the health care system can have significant health implications. Steve Barnes, former Director of Policy at the Wellesley Institute, presents an overview of how and why HEIA tools should be used in policy making and policy analysis and presents examples of policy HEIAs completed by the Wellesley Institute.
December 16th, 2015