St. James Town Initiative’s Nasim Haque delivered a presentation at the conference, A Diagnosis for Equity: A Dialogue on Mental Health, Addiction, Chronic Disease and Sexual Health in South Asian Communities, organized by the Council of Agencies Servicing South Asians (CASSA). The conference was held at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on October 24, […]
Recent reports from the Wellesley Institute on Mental Health Equity including a Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and other resources for LHINs.
Addressing deep-seated health inequities requires comprehensive strategies drawing on the insights and innovation of communities and community-based providers.One useful tool that can support good planning and engagement is the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA).
This is a presentation to the policy and management staff at the Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario on how Health Equity Impact Assessment, Mental Health Wellbeing Assessment and others tools can be used to ensure mental health is embedded in health equity strategy — and equally important, that equity is embedded in mental health […]
Mental health is a crucial part of health and health equity. I presented to Grand Rounds Psychiatry at a Toronto academic hospital on how to build equity into planning and delivering high-quality psychiatric treatment.
One crucial component of ensuring more equitable health care is good planning, and one effective tool is Health Equity Impact Assessment. We just published two new primers on HEIA and Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and we have been presenting a number of workshops to providers and planners.
To drive health equity into action we need to understand the needs of health disadvantaged populations, identify barriers to equitable access to quality care, and build equity into priority setting, resource allocation and performance management. We need effective and useable equity-focused planning tools. One problem with the way health impact assessment has evolved is that […]
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 […]
Homeless people in York Region, north of Toronto, are suffering both physically and mentally. Those are the findings of a new needs assessment of homeless people from the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness. In addition to setting out details of the health needs of homeless people, the YRAEH assessment sets out ten practical recommendations. Three […]
Recognizing and Supporting Resilience Principal Organization: Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University Author: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D Investigators: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D; John Langley, MD, FRCP (c); Heather Beanlands, RN, Ph.D; Linda Cooper, RN, Ph.D; Karen Bach, BA, MPsych; Colin Dart, MPsych; Carol Howes, MSW; Susan Miner, Social Services (Dip); Patricia Robinson, RN, C.B.S. […]