Advancing Health Equity
Guided by a strong commitment to equity and respect for diversity in our communities, the Mississauga Halton LHIN, together with health and social service providers, aims to increase organizational outreach to marginalized and underserved communities to better understand diverse realities, lived experiences and respond to unique needs. The Mississauga Halton LHIN works with cross-sectoral partners and individuals to enhance provider capacity for linguistically and culturally safe care that improves the health and well-being of Indigenous and Francophone populations, people with disabilities as well as immigrant, refugee, ethno cultural, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and those living in poverty.
Building Health Equity Capacity in the Mississauga Halton LHIN
In order to increase quality of care and to achieve better health outcomes for diverse populations, the Mississauga Halton LHIN has been working with Health Services Providers (HSPs) to increase their health equity capacity. Through the Mississauga Halton LHIN Health Equity Capacity Building Project, HSPs are collecting and analyzing sociodemographic data through eight core questions, and subsequently implementing the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool. The HEIA tool helps to identify how a program policy or similar initiative will impact various population groups to minimize health disparities between population groups. For additional information about the Mississauga Halton LHIN Health Equity Capacity Building Project, click here.
The Mississauga Halton LHIN continues to enhance health equity capacity through evidence-based decision making that is inclusive, transparent and that leverages collaborative partnerships. We continue to strive to embed health equity through the following initiatives:
Health Equity Symposiums