Introduction to GBA+

Test your knowledge

You can now write your briefing note including GBA+ related information.

In the background you:

  • Provide information on the announcement to reallocate funds to combat heart disease.
  • Explain how this fits into your organization’s overall objectives.

Question 1 (Select all that apply.)

Which of the GBA+ considerations that you have identified through information gathering and stakeholder engagement will you include in the considerations section of your briefing note?

 

Hint

The following considerations were identified in the “Gather information and consider stakeholder perspectives” step of the GBA+ process and should be included in the considerations section of your briefing note:

  • Women often under-report symptoms of possible heart disease to their physicians.
  • Men are more likely to die of heart disease than women.
  • Some groups of women and men are more likely to suffer from heart disease than others, including Indigenous women and men.
  • Heart disease diagnosis and treatment sometimes has gender bias, where men are more readily investigated and treated for heart disease than women.
  • A major risk factor in heart disease is diabetes, and Indigenous people are more likely to have diabetes than the non-Indigenous population.

Question 2 (Select the best answer.)

Now that you have outlined the GBA+ considerations related to heart disease, you present three options for moving forward.

Option 1 - Approach that addresses heart disease for the population as a whole.

What are the risks associated with this option?

 

Hint

A general approach that does not include gender and diversity considerations may miss part of the population affected by this issue or lead to inefficiencies.


Question 3 (Select the best answer.)

Option 2 - Approach that addresses heart disease, taking into account only the biological differences between women and men.

What is the risk associated with this option?

 

Hint

Although a targeted option will focus on one population group, looking at the intersection of gender with other identity factors may lead to a more comprehensive approach.


Question 4 (Select the best answer.)

Option 3 - Approach that addresses heart disease, taking into account sex, gender and other factors, including cultural identity.

What is the risk associated with this option?

 

Hint

Taking gender and other identity factors into consideration will allow government initiatives to be most targeted and effective.


Question 5 (Select the best answer.)

Now that you have outlined the potential options for moving forward, which is your recommended approach?

 

Hint

Option 3 is likely to be the most effective by taking gender and other identity factors into consideration.


Question 6 (Select all that apply.)

Congratulations! You have completed your briefing note. You want to ensure that you document your GBA+ work to be able to answer any detailed questions that management or others may have about your evidence.

What information do you include in your documentation file?

 

Hint

It is not necessary to include information regarding administrative matters, such as meeting times or training materials, in your GBA+ documentation file.