Health Equity Impact Assessment: Immigrant Supplement

The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is designed to improve policies, programs and decisions. Systematic research showed migrants were rarely considered in these processes. In collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Public Health, and Local Immigrant Partnerships, we have created a unique HEIA Immigrant Supplement to support decision makers and communities in including immigrant populations in evidence informed policy processes.

HEIA Supplement Template

The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is designed to improve policies, programs and decisions. Systematic research showed migrants were rarely considered in these processes. In collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Public Health, and Local Immigrant Partnerships, we have created a unique HEIA Immigrant Supplement to support decision makers and communities in including immigrant populations in evidence informed policy processes.

Migrant Equity Lens: Adapting the Immigrant Supplement

  1. Migrant Considerations
    • Identifying migrant subgroups
    • Status affects access to services
  2. Migrant Community Engagement
    • Identifying migrant communities of interest
    • Engage, consult and collaborate
  3. Local Resources for Migrants
    • Identify local migrant resources
    • Use existing migrant data resources
  4. Project Planning for Migrant Inclusion
    • Know your human resources capacity and budget for migrant inclusion
  5. Policy Method Resources

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