When creating or updating policies it’s important to hear from groups that the an individual policy will impact the most. An important part of this process is gathering evidence, resources and ideas from impacted groups.
Video: What is Policy?
- Are you engaging people from diverse populations and local organizations with creation and implementation of a policy?
- Have you shared the policy with impacted groups?
- Are you providing culturally appropriate materials?
- Are you integrating culture and language in policy promotion?
- Are you considering literacy and health literacy?
- Have you provided multimedia and alternate‐format materials such as large print, braille and audio/digital?
NSHA Diversity Lens Tool Kit
A set of practical cultural‐competence assessment tools and resources to help integrate diversity in Nova Scotia Health Authority workplaces. (NSHA, 2016)
Policy (Nova Scotia Health)
A guide to finding, using and developing policy at Nova Scotia Health.
Addressing Health Inequities for Racialized Communities: A Resource Guide
This Guide is a tool to support the capacity and effectiveness of those who are engaged in health promotion to reduce racialized health inequities. It brings together resources and initiatives identified through the process of developing and delivering the project. The focus on physical activity, mental health promotion, healthy eating/food security are examples of entry points to address racialized health inequities, and direct attention to the broader, underlying causes that need to be addressed. (Health Nexus and the Health Equity Council)
Checklist for Inclusion
The Manual provides expert opinion, best practice examples, strategies and resources for ensuring that international development programs are inclusive of people with disabilities. (A Mobility International USA Publication sponsored by USAID)
Community Planning Toolkit
This document provides guidance on the issues to consider when planning and designing community engagement. It focuses on quality and effectiveness, process planning and designing engagement tailored to the particular issue, level of participation to be achieved, time frame and range of stakeholders affected. (Community Places through the support of the BIG Lottery Fund, 2014)
Cultural Considerations in Health Assessment
This tip sheet lists issues that should be considered when conducting health assessments with clients from migrant and refugee backgrounds. These issues can affect a client’s health status and their understanding of health and illness, and also impact on future care plans. (Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health)
Involving Patients and Citizens in Decision Making: A Guide to Effective Engagement
This document outlines the strategic positioning and practical tools for implementing effective and meaningful engagement initiatives for Nova Scotia Health. It includes foundational, planning, and practical components to support the successful delivery of an engagement initiative. (Nova Scotia Health Authority, 2019).
Language that Promotes Equity and Dignity
This document is not intended to create differences, but draw attention to the words we use and the power they have when talking about advantage and disadvantage. As we advance our understanding of equity and dignity we may alter our language with more appropriate terms in alignment with our seven principles. (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 2017)
Video: Toward equity and diversity in literacy research, policy, and practice: A critical, global approach
Video: Introduction to Social Justice & Equity
Video: Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Looking Ahead
After a company establishes transgender inclusive policies, practices and benefits – the focus turns to how to bring these policies and practices to life. Watch the video and get inspired for the work ahead to create truly warm and welcoming workplaces for all.