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How to use HEIA

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to use HEIA

Case studies

Tools for using HEIA

HEIA research

Why Health Equity Matters