Mental Well-Being and Equity – Moving Policy into Action


How do you drive equity into mental health? And mental health into equity?  What tools can you use to make the process more comprehensible and user-friendly to overburdened policy-makers and practitioners?  Bob Gardner and I facilitated a workshop with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) today to discuss “wicked” policy challenges in this area.  The key messages? There are no magic bullets, but practical tools, such as the Health Equity Impact Assessment and Mental Well-Being Impact Assessment are good starting points in helping translate policy-talk into concrete action. 

This is an ongoing discussion and we welcome your comments and thoughts.

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