Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)


Training on HEIA

In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has developed a free self-directed interactive e-learning course on HEIA. The HEIA course will be of interest to those involved in planning, policy, program or proposal development and who will use the Ontario HEIA tool to integrate equity considerations into new initiatives and more detailed planning. Click to access this course.

HEIA Community of Interest

Building on the existing capacity and expertise in this area, the HEIA Community of Interest (CoI) seeks to support the implementation of the MOHLTC HEIA tool within the broader mental health and addiction sector across Ontario and encourage sharing of the results of the HEIA application. Through knowledge exchange and transfer, this web-based CoI will enhance the evidence base for HEIA in Ontario, Canada, and internationally. Click to join the HEIA CoI.

Help on Gathering Evidence to Complete your HEIA

Completing an HEIA requires that you gather evidence to inform your analysis and populate the template. A broad consideration of evidence will facilitate a robust analysis and ensure that you have sufficient information to assess the needs of populations where there may be research gaps. All evidence sources should be weighed based on their strength and quality.

For best results consider using a ‘realist’ approach to gathering evidence—integrating research findings (where available) with broader evidence streams, including :

The following online resources may be useful to support your health equity impact assessment :

Research and Data to Support Health Equity Analysis

HEIA Champions

General Resources

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