Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)

MOHLTC Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Tool

The HEIA Tool has two parts

The HEIA tool includes a template and a workbook. The workbook provides detailed instructions and walks users through the five steps of HEIA: 1) Scoping, 2) Potential Impacts, 3) Mitigation, 4) Monitoring, and 5) Dissemination. The results are recorded in the template.

HEIA is not only intended for use by organizations across the Ontario health care system, such as the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), Public Health Units (PHUs), and health service providers; but also by organizations outside the health care system whose work can have an impact on health outcomes.

For everyone :

For further information on HEIA, contact :

The HEIA Team
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The Immigrant Populations Supplement

The Immigrant Populations Supplement outlines special considerations for immigrant populations when applying the HEIA tool. This supplement assists users in identifying relevant immigrant populations and collaborating with immigrant communities to improve policy and program development.

The Public Health Unit (PHU) Supplement for PHUs

The PHU Supplement outlines special considerations for the public health sector in applying HEIA, including how the HEIA tool can assist PHUs in meeting Ontario Public Health Standards requirements.

The French Language Services (FLS) Supplement for MOHLTC and LHINs

The FLS Supplement is targeted to ministry and LHIN staff, who have distinct responsibilities under the French Language Services Act, 1986 (FLSA). The FLS Supplement clarifies and supports integration of FLS considerations.

For MOHLTC and LHIN staff :

For further information on the French Language Services Supplement, contact :

John Maury, Manager, French Language Services Office
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Please read information about reproducing the HEIA tool and workbook for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

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