HEIA Step 1, Scoping: An overview of the first stage

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Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) in Five Steps

Step 1, Scoping: An overview of the first stage

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.

Scoping involves first identifying subpopulations that might be negatively affected by a policy or initiative and, then, learning about the key determinants of health for these subpopulations.

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

  • what scoping is
  • why it’s done
  • how to do it practically.

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Dr. Colleen Davison is a social epidemiologist at Queen’s University. She has conducted HEIAs and HEIA trainings related both to public health in Ontario and to industrial development in Mongolia. Colleen will use specific examples from her own HEIA experiences to describe the scoping process.

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