Webinar: Moving to action: Going beyond health equity assessments

Join the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest for its next webinar.

Inequities have been intentionally and unintentionally entrenched in our systems and institutions for hundreds of years, including in healthcare. While mainstream institutions have become more interested in assessing health equity and discussing barriers, there is a need to push beyond gathering data and raising awareness towards implementing and investing in equity-focused action.

Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Register now.

Join Stefanie Stuart-Williams, Provincial Health Equity Specialist, and Nakita Sunar, Health Equity Coach, at CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program, as they discuss moving beyond assessing equity and towards action. Together, they will:

  • outline some of strengths and limitations of the common uses of health equity assessments and equity-focused data gathering
  • describe some helpful practices for moving from assessing health inequities to equity-focused action
  • discuss a case example of health equity action planning within a youth wellness initiative.

About the presenters

Stefanie Stuart-Williams is a Health Equity Specialist at CAMH's Provincial System Support Program. Her work focuses on action-oriented and community-informed approaches to equity through planning and implementation, mixed methods participatory research and evaluation, education and development, and engagement. Stefanie earned her Master of Public Health from Queen’s University, and her BSc in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her work is grounded in the critical reflection, creativity, life teachings and knowledge from her culture and community.

Nakita Sunar is a Health Equity Coach at the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH. Nakita’s work focuses on supporting community partners and identifying inequities within systems and practices. Her priority lies in making space for wellness and healing within marginalized communities, and with that, building meaningful relationships, and taking a community-based approach when talking about health inequities. Nakita’s background is in counselling and education, and she received her Master of Education in Counselling from OISE, and her BA in Psychology from McGill. Nakita grew up on the west coast, surrounded by mountains and ocean, and has been in the GTA for over seven years. Nakita tries to bring an authentic and critical perspective to her work.

If you need captioning or ASL interpretation to attend this webinar, please email us at healthequity [at] camh [dot] ca by Monday, May 17.

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