Why Health Equity Matters

Poverty, Mental Health, and Social Inclusion

Join the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest for a webinar presented by Cheryl Forchuk and Rick Csiernik about their latest book, Poverty, Mental Health, and Social Inclusion.

Feb 2nd, 2022

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Ensuring no one is left behind: The Virtual Care Equity Matrix

The Virtual Care Equity Matrix aims to capture the equity issues that policy makers and providers need to address in the delivery of virtual care. It highlights the conditions that are necessary for everyone to access high quality, timely, equitable, and person-centred virtual care.

Dec 2nd, 2021

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Collaboration in data collection: A starting point for addressing homelessness in Northern Ontario

Bonnie Krysowaty from the Lakehead Social Planning Council describes how collaborative data collection has informed the development of services and resources that aim both to end homelessness and to respond to the social determinants of health of homeless individuals.

June 23rd, 2021

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Missing voices: Listening to people with lived experience to create a more equitable and effective pandemic response

Members from the Provincial System Support Program's Persons with Lived Experience and Family Advisory Panel provide insights on barriers they've faced in accessing health services during the pandemic and changes needed to ensure virtual care meets their needs.

April 28th, 2021

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Increasing older adults’ access to care: Lessons learned from the pandemic response

Sara Bhatti of the Alliance for Healthier Communities and Alvis Choi of Yet Keen Seniors’ Day Centre describe strategies taken by Community Health Centres (CHCs) to provide safe and accessible services to marginalized older adults during the pandemic.

November 25th, 2020

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Reducing health care barriers for uninsured clients without OHIP

Rebecca Cheff, from the Wellesley Institute, shares about how you can reduce barriers to health care for uninsured clients in Ontario.

September 30th, 2020

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Understanding mental health and addiction system needs of Francophones

Alexandra Lamoureux, Aliou Sene, and Christelle Bony, from the CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program, shares about how you can reduce barriers to mental health and addiction healthcare access for francophones.

December 4th, 2019

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Indigenous Peoples and the health care system

Renee Linklater, Director of Shkaabe Makwa for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Provincial System Support Program, shares about how you can reduce barriers to healthcare access for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

June 26th, 2019

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Every Woman Matters!

Notisha Massaquoi, from Women's Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre, shares about how you can reduce barriers to healthcare access for racialized, immigrant and refugee women.

January 30th, 2019

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Reducing barriers to healthcare access for immigrant and refugees communities

Norma Hannant, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's New Beginnings Refugee Clinic, shares about how immigrants and refugees can be negatively impacted, often inadvertently, when interacting with the healthcare system and ways to mitigate these negative impacts.

December 12th, 2018

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Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy: The Dear Everybody Campaign

Stewart Wong and Lydia Hanson, from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, share on how we can break down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy.

September 26th, 2018

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Using HEIA to advance health equity among LGBTQ people

Devon MacFarlane and Susan Barrass, from Rainbow Health Ontraio, explore health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations along with approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities.

April 25th, 2018

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Why Gender Inclusive Language Matters for Health Equity

Laura Anderson, from Health Quality Ontario, explains key concepts of gender inclusivity and gender inclusive language and provides an overview of the importance of gender inclusivity in health care.

March 28th, 2018

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