Join our upcoming webinars to learn more about HEIA. They're 30 minutes and include a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.
Applying HEIA: Two Policy Case Studies
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 from 12pm - 12:40pm E.S.T
Kendra Cicci & Naeha Sharma
Queen’s University - Master of Public Health candidates
Health equity means attaining the highest level of health for all people. It involves taking steps to ensure everyone has full and equal access to opportunities for good health. The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), developed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, helps health systems to reduce inequities caused by barriers in access to health services and to identify and mitigate unintended impacts of initiatives. The tool is practical and flexible.
But what is it like to use the HEIA tool? In this webinar, two Master of Public Health candidates at Queen’s University will describe their experiences using the tool in an exercise examining the health equity impacts of government policy. One applied HEIA to the cancellation of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot project; the other examined Bill S-5, which allows for the legal sale of vaping products that contain nicotine.
The presenters will respond to questions about their application of the HEIA tool. The discussion will include:
- strengths and challenges of using the tool
- potential strategies for overcoming obstacles
- methods for sourcing data for a HEIA.
Indigenous Peoples and the health care system: Exploring health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T
Director of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, CAMH
In recent decades, the health of Indigenous Peoples has been improving despite multiple issues regarding access and other impacts of the health care system. Join us as we explore this issue by highlighting health equity, discussing historical and current contexts, and exploring a discourse for ways in which clinicians can work to help improve their practice and care that will contribute to positive health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Ontario.