Webinar: HEIA Step 3. Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies

NOTE: Please note that this webinar has been postponed until April 15, 2020, from 12 to 12:30 pm.

Join the HEIA Community of Interest for the third of its five-part webinar series on the steps of the HEIA. The next webinar will focus on step three: Using evidence to create effective mitigation strategies.

Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT

Half circle showing the five steps to using the Health Equity Impact Assessment. They include scoping, potential impacts, mitigation, monitoring, and disseminationHEIA is a practical tool for identifying and improving the health equity impacts of your policy, program, or initiative. The Ontario government developed HEIA for more than just health organizations. If you create policies or deliver services that might have an impact on people’s health, HEIA is for you.

The third step, which is Mitigation, is used to develop strategies that minimize the negative, and maximize the positive, impacts that a policy or initiative has on vulnerable or marginalized populations. This webinar will focus on methods to develop mitigation strategies. It will look first at identifying practical solutions, then at selecting solutions most appropriate to your needs, and finally at preparing to implement a strategy.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • describe the Mitigation step
  • identify practical methods for generating, selecting, and implementing mitigation strategies.


Register for this webinar or register for the remaining webinars of our five-part series.

About the presenter

Sana Imran, MSW, RSW, is Policy Analyst, Lead on Addictions and Complex Care, with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. She has several years of experience working in community mental health and addictions agencies across Toronto, providing therapeutic support to youth, families, couples, and adults. She continues to provide clinical care part-time and is passionate about reducing stigma and enhancing culturally competent care for marginalized communities.

About CMHA Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. CMHA Ontario works to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Its vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. It is a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health. CMHA Ontario’s 30 local branches, together with community-based mental health and addictions service providers across the province, serve approximately 500,000 Ontarians each year.

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