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Audits and Reviews Guidelines


Health Equity Impact Assessment

Health Equity is a key component of quality health care. The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is a practical tool that health service providers can use to identify and address potential health impacts (positive and negative) of a plan, policy or program on specific population groups - particularly those who are most vulnerable and marginalized.

The HEIA tool includes a template, workbook and supplements that target the unique needs of, and special considerations for, francophone and immigrant populations. The workbook provides detailed instructions and walks users through HEIA's four steps: scoping, impact assessment, mitigation and monitoring.

Providers are encouraged to apply HEIA when developing their Health System Improvement Proposal.