Webinar: Using HEIA to advance health equity among LGBTQ people

The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, "Using HEIA to advance health equity among LGBTQ people."

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM12:30 PM EDT

This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon.

This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations.

In this webinar you will explore:

  • health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations
  • approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities
  • how to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations.

The webinar is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of the HEIA tool. If HEIA is new to you, watch this short video to get a basic introduction.

Register for the webinar.

Please also visit the HEIA Community of Interest website for more information.

About Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario works to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people in Ontario by supporting research, policy development, and practice and organizational change, and by providing information and resources.

About the presenters

Devon MacFarlane is the director of Rainbow Health Ontario. He has worked in community development, partnership and collaboration, program development, management, and systems change. Since the late 90s, a substantial focus of Devon’s work has been on advancing the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bi, queer, Two-Spirit, and trans communities, using an intersectional approach – work that is close to Devon’s heart as an out trans and queer person. Devon also actively volunteers in LGBTQ communities in a range of ways, including having served as a president of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH).

Susan Barrass supports the development of RHO’s policy agenda, including conducting policy research and analysis on provincial and federal policy initiatives that have implications for LGBTQ health. Previously, Susan has worked as a researcher on issues of immigration and settlement for newcomers to Canada, labour market precarity, and issues related to seniors’ health. She has also worked as a policy analyst with the federal public service. Susan also serves as the point of contact for researchers who are interested in promoting studies through RHO’s network and website.

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