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 and a workbook. The workbook provides detailed instructions and walks users through HEIA's four steps:
- Impact Assessment
- Mitigation, and
The results are recorded in the template.
Providers are encouraged to apply HEIA when developing their Health System Improvement Proposal.