It drew on our December, 2011 report, Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada.
For this webinar, we invited three guest panelists: Louise St. Pierre from the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy in Montreal; Lyne Jobin from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec City; and Olanna White from Toronto Public Health.We'd like to thank the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy for their valuable assistance in organizing this event.
If you missed the webinar, you can download a playback link by clicking HERE. You can download the complete PowerPoint presentations including references and useful information links HERE. Finally, below are the questions we didn't have time for...
- If negative health impacts are realized in the future that may be attributable to the project or policy, does the burden of proof remain with the consulted community...or is the coordinator of the HIA accountable to address these issues? Has the tool ever been evaluated for expected outcomes for any project or policy
- Could Olanna please provide some examples of concept of 'equity-based' HIA?
- Besides Quebec and Toronto - are other provinces or territories using HIA and if so - where?
- Where are the best sources of scientific evidence re health impacts on social determinants of health?
- Olanna, as a follow up to the question on how City of Toronto is using HIA, do you plan to propose to the City that it use HIA as part of process when reports go forward to City Council similar to Equity Lens initiative?
- How can community health boards use the HIA tool to improve the health of the community?