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February 14 2019

Brushing up on Health Equity Impact Assessment basics? Take PHO's Online Course

Public Health Ontario has a free, five-module online course on HEIA. It begins by exploring key concepts related to equity and the social determinants of health. The course goes on to examine the HEIA tool in more detail and to provide you with opportunities to reflect on how you might apply it to your own practice. You will go through a series of guided steps to plan your own HEIA and begin to fill out the HEIA template.

More information and to register

Building Equity into Everyday Practice: HEIA Workshops in Kingston and Toronto


You can still register for the free Health Equity Impact Assessment interactive workshops in both Kingston (22 February) and Toronto (4 March). Roll up your sleeves and take a deep dive! Presenters from the Wellesley Institute and Public Health Ontario will not only leave you with a better sense of how to incorporate HEIA into your practice, they'll also provide lunch. 

22 February: Kingston - More information and registration
4 March: Toronto - More information and registration

Webinar - Work and Health: Using HEIA to analyze the implications of Bill 47

27 February, 12pm EST | Register here

Rebecca Cheff and Malaika Hill, researchers from Wellesley Institute, will share how the HEIA tool was used to identify potential health equity impacts of recent changes to workers’ protections in Ontario. This webinar will outline how a rapid desktop health equity analysis was conducted on the changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act introduced by the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (Bill 47). It will also discuss how results were disseminated using a report, blog, infographics and social media to highlight the potential harms to the health of workers and families.

Other HEIA Resources

We mentioned a few other HEIA resources from PHESC partners in our 7 December 2018 newsletter. See (scroll down a bit) to catch any newsletters you might have missed!

Need a quick introduction to HEIA?

Try this 8-minute video from Health Nexus.

Public Health Professional’s Needs and Preferences for an Electronic Evidence and Information System Survey

Researchers from McGill University, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, and Health Evidence™ are exploring creating an electronic system that will combine surveillance data with community demographics and research evidence to identify evidence-based policies and programs. They are looking for your input on your needs and preferences for this electronic evidence and information system. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Complete the survey in English or French