The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. To advance health equity and reduce avoidable health disparities between population groups, the MOHLTC has developed the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA). This practical tool helps identify and address health impacts that a plan, policy or program might have on vulnerable or marginalized groups.
In partnership with the MOHLTC, the CAMH Health Equity Office and Education Services have developed a free self-directed interactive e-learning course on HEIA [en Français]. 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.
To support the implementation of HEIA within the broader mental health and addiction sector across Ontario and encourage sharing of the results of HEIA application, CAMH and MOHLTC host an online . For more information or to join the HEIA Community of Interest, click here.
The course is self-paced and can be accessed from any computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Approximate completion time is two hours. This course is best viewed in an Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Pop-up blockers should be turned off.