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A Critical Element of U.S. Health Care Reform That is Being Ignored

With round-the-clock coverage of U.S. health care reform and thousands of journalists, commentators, "experts" and bloggers who dissect every word that key Continue Reading…

New report shows that income and age are important factors for cancer care for women

Today marked the release of the POWER Study Cancer Chapter, part of a provincial Report on women's health which can be used as an evidence-based tool to Continue Reading…

Can't find a home? Discrimination in housing fueled by recession

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its latest annual report, with a strong focus on discrimination in housing. While everyone is affected by the Continue Reading…

Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table…

The federal decision to boycott today‚Äôs national housing summit in St Johns, NL (the second time in two years that the federal housing minister has refused to Continue Reading…

Mental Well-Being Impact Assessment (MWIA)

HIAs can be adapted for specific purposes. Mental Well-Being Impact Assessment is a type of HIA that evaluates how well or how poorly public policy addresses Continue Reading…

Engaging the Community in HIA

The Wellesley Institute promotes community engagement in various areas, as it is essential for effective reform of public policy. It is crucial that community Continue Reading…

Developing HEIA in Ontario

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Central LHIN developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool designed to assist LHINs and health Continue Reading…

International Support and Resources for HIA

A number of jurisdictions provide support and guidance for those interested in conducting HIAs: New Zealand has a unit within the Ministry of Health that Continue Reading…

HIA Into Policy Development

The following resources are particularly useful for planning how results of assessments can be integrated into policy development. Continue Reading…

Templates and User Guides for Equity-Focused Impact Assessment

A number of jurisdictions have developed tools, templates, and user guides for equity-focused impact assessment: Continue Reading…