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HEIA Use in one Ontario Public Health Unit: NBPSDHU, Health Equity Impact Assessment CoI

November 30, 2016

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm (EST)
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (NBPSDHU) is committed to health equity and has integrated a lens of health equity into its annual planning through implementation of the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) and by forming an organizational Health Equity Action Committee (HEAC).

Join the presenters from the NBPSDHU for an outline of:

  • How the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) was introduced at the NBPSDHU 
  • How the HEIA was integrated into organizational annual planning
  • The evaluation strategy and tool used to review HEIA use in the organization
  • Lessons learned for implementing HEIA across an organization

Karen Graham and Stefanie Stuart will provide a brief overview of how the HEIA was introduced to all staff at the NBPSDHU using cross-organizational awareness-raising strategies. They will share how their health unit reviewed a sample of HEIA’s completed by programs and services and identified areas for additional professional development opportunities. Finally, they will highlight challenges, mitigation strategies and lessons learned by the NBPSDHU, as well as some future plans.
A 15-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute Q & A session.
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