Step 3: Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies

Sana Imran -  Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario 
Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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The Mitigation Step of HEIA is used to develop strategies that minimize the negative, and maximize the positive, impacts that a policy or initiative has on vulnerable or marginalized populations. This webinar focuses on methods to develop mitigation strategies. It will look first at identifying practical solutions, then at selecting solutions most appropriate to your needs, and finally at preparing to implement a strategy.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • describe the third step of the HEIA template
  • identify practical methods for generating, selecting, and implementing mitigation strategies.


About the Presenter

Sana Imran, MSW, RSW, is Policy Analyst, Lead on Addictions and Complex Care, with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. She has several years of experience working in community mental health and addictions agencies across Toronto, providing therapeutic support to youth, families, couples, and adults. She continues to provide clinical care part-time and is passionate about reducing stigma and enhancing culturally competent care for marginalized communities.


About CMHA Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. CMHA Ontario works to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Its vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. It is a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health. CMHA Ontario’s 30 local branches, together with community-based mental health and addictions service providers across the province, serve approximately 500,000 Ontarians each year. 

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