Webinar: HEIA Step 5. Sharing the results of your HEIA—an important final task

Please join the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest for the final webinar in its five-part webinar series on the steps of the HEIA. HEIA 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.

Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM12:30 PM EDT

The fifth step of the HEIA, dissemination, is more valuable than we might think. It can help you re-engage and develop stronger partnerships with stakeholders and, as a result, build momentum for change towards a more equitable and inclusive community. In this webinar, Kim Bergeron will discuss strategies to share your HEIA results. This includes ways to communicate results with those impacted or involved with the new policy or initiative.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify dissemination strategies to communicate HEIA results to stakeholder groups
  • describe how they can apply knowledge they’ve gained in their daily work toward creating more equitable communities.

Register for this webinar and find out more about this 5-part webinar series.

About the presenter

Dr. Kim Bergeron is an assistant professor (adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She has more than 20 years of experience working with and leading cross-sector partnerships to create equitable, healthier communities where people live, learn, work, and play. This includes influencing the planning of public spaces to meet the needs of all residents. She is a systems-thinker who works to influence public policy to include an equity perspective. One way she does this is to teach others how to conduct a HEIA on a policy or initiative. Another is by teaching at post-secondary institutions about the interconnectedness of geography, culture, health, and equity.

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