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Upcoming webinars

Join our upcoming webinars to learn more about HEIA. They're typically 30 minutes and include a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. 

 

 

Webinar Series: Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) in Five Steps

 

Step 1, Scoping: An overview of the first stage                                             Jan 23, 2020

Step 2: Examining intention versus potential impact                                     Feb 26, 2020

Step 3: Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies                   Mar 25, 2020

Step 4: Monitoring implementation                                                                 Apr 29, 2020

Step 5: Sharing the results of your HEIA—an important final task                May 27, 2020

 

 

 

 

Step 1, Scoping: An overview of the first stage
January 23rd, 2020 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T

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Dr. Colleen Davison 
Social Epidemiologist, Queen’s University

 

 

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. 

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

  • what scoping is
  • why it’s done
  • how to do it practically.

 

 

 

Step 2: Examining intention versus potential impact
February 26th, 2020 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T

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Samiya Abdi 
Senior Program Specialist, Public Health Ontario

 

 

The second step of HEIA considers both the negative and positive unintended impacts on the populations identified in the first stage. We are often aware of the why, how, and potential benefit of our programs. However, we do not always build in the time and processes to identify the unintended harms that might come about. Although many people struggle with this stage, it is a crucial step. 

The webinar will walk you through three scenarios to help you identify potential unintended impacts. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the differences between intended and unintended impacts 
  • identify unintended impacts through practice-based scenarios.

 

 

 

Step 3: Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies
March 25th, 2020 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T

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Sana Imran 
Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario

 

 

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 will focus 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.

 

 

 

Step 4: Monitoring implementation
April 29th, 2020 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T

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Bonnie Trimble 
Manager of Youth Employment and Peer Mentor Programs, STRIDE

Bailey Hamilton 
Youth Employment Specialist, STRIDE

 

Step 4 of HEIA uses evaluation strategies to monitor the mitigation plans implemented in the third step. In this webinar, Bonnie Trimble and Bailey Hamilton of STRIDE will present on their journey with the monitoring stage of HEIA. STRIDE recently conducted a HEIA on its new pre-employment program. This webinar will discuss the process STRIDE went through to monitor the effects of its mitigation strategies.  

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

  • identify some tools that can be utilized to measure possible success within a HEIA of their own
  • be more aware of the importance of continuing to monitor the effects of changes or modifications based on your HEIA
  • anticipate some difficulties that come with Stage 4 to pre-plan appropriately.

 

 

 

Step 5: Sharing the results of your HEIA—an important final task
May 27th, 2020 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T

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Kim Bergeron 
Assistant Professor (Adjunct), School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University

 

 

The fifth dissemination step of the HEIA is more valuable than we might think. It can help you re-engage and develop stronger partnerships with stakeholders and, as a result, build momentum for social change towards a more equitable and inclusive community. In this webinar, Kim Bergeron will discuss strategies to share your HEIA results. This includes ways to communicate results with those impacted or involved with the new policy or initiative. 

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

  • identify dissemination strategies to communicate HEIA results to stakeholder groups
  • describe how they can apply knowledge they’ve gained in their daily work toward creating more equitable communities. 

 

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