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.

Newcomer Guide to Health and Social Services for the City of Mississauga

Home and Community Care Support Services Mississauga Halton is committed to supporting the overall health and well-being of individuals across our communities, including those who are newcomers. Thanks to the collaboration of local partners, we are pleased to provide the Newcomer Guide to Health and Social Services for the City of Mississauga. The Guide is a navigation resource to help families, caregivers and service providers better understand how to access local health care and social services. It provides information with resources on mental health and addictions, women’s health and wellness, infancy and early childhood, older adults’ and seniors’ health, 2SLGBTQ+ health, and more. 

Given the diversity in our region, this Guide is available in French, and will soon be available in Arabic, Urdu, and Simplified Chinese. Providers can also print off copies to share with newcomer patients, clients, and families. 

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

Additional Resources


Health Equity Word Doodle

Resources

French Language Services

Indigenous Engagement

Patient Engagement and Community Outreach


2018 Health Equity Symposium

Watch the videos from Mississauga Halton LHIN's 2018 Health Equity Symposium: Transforming Health Care Through Equity-Informed Data.


Mississauga Halton LHIN Contacts:

Elizabeth Molinaro, Lead, French Language Services  

Elizabeth.Molinaro@lhins.on.ca