HEIA

What is Health Equity Impact Assessment?
Getting started with HEIA
Health Nexus resources
Videos
Other resources

Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) can be used as part of your organization’s strategy to reduce health inequities. Conducting an HEIA will help you to identify the unintended impacts of your program, policy or initiative and identify strategies to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care developed an HEIA tool and workbook to help organizations and groups with their health equity efforts.  Health Nexus has been asked by the Ministry to be a Champion of the HEIA Tool, and works with other provincial organizations to support organizations in Ontario to conduct HEIAs and apply the results.

What is Health Equity Impact Assessment?

HEIA was designed as an easy-to-use tool to help agencies to reduce inequities that result from barriers to access and to improve positive health outcomes. There are 5 steps in conducting an HEIA:

What is Health Equity Impact Assessment?

Getting Started with HEIA

Watch this introductory video to learn more about the 5 steps in HEIA.

Health Nexus resources

Getting Started with HEIA

Tip Sheet: Getting Started with HEIA
Health Nexus | 2016

Planning for a Successful HEIA

Tip Sheet: Planning for a Successful HEIA
Health Nexus | 2016

Navigating Step 3: Identifying and Selecting Mitigation Strategies

Tip Sheet: Navigating Step 3: Identifying and Selecting Mitigation Strategies
Health Nexus | 2015

Engaging in Reflexive Practice When Conducting HEIAs

Tip Sheet: Engaging in Reflexive Practice When Conducting HEIAs
Health Nexus | 2015

Videos

Seeing the Unseen: An introduction to HEIA | 2013

Other resources

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Ministry HEIA tool page

Download the HEIA template and workbook. Supplements for immigrant populations, public health units, and French-language services are also available.

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Wellesley Institute: Health Equity Impact Assessment page and resources

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 HEIA Community of Interest 

Visit and join the conversation about HEIA

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CAMH: HEIA Online Course

This course is also available in French

 

 

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