The Health Equity and Inclusion Framework for Education and Training 2.0 (PDF) is an evidence-based practical approach that helps create an equitable and inclusive learning environment and embed an equity lens into the planning, development and delivery of education and training initiatives. Applicable to online, blended, and classroom training the framework:
- promotes learning environments and experiences that respect learner diversity, accommodate learners with different abilities and needs, foster inclusion and are free of biases and stereotypes
- considers the risks and needs of population groups that are more likely to experience health inequities
- follows the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) model of instructional design.
The HEI Framework provides a checklist of questions to consider at each stage the ADDIE process and offers concrete examples for users’ reference.
We see the framework as a living document that changes based on our evolving knowledge and user needs. As such, we are pleased to share the Health Equity and Inclusion Framework for Education and Training Version 2.0, with new additions based on engagement with knowledge users. Emphasis was placed on adding practical examples, guidance and resources for faculty and facilitators, consideration for simulation development, and an increased focus on accessibility. We sincerely thank all stakeholders and workshop participants for their input and ideas.