Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reflecting & Moving Forward

As the first month of 2015 comes to a close we look forward to the months ahead and reflect back on the successes of 2014.

As a community health board we strive to be the eyes, ears and voice or our community. 12-15 board members carry out this goal by nurturing existing relationships and building new ones with individuals and organizations that also support community-health and well-being.  

We also assist in formulating a community health plan, which you can find here Community Health Plan. During consultations for the health plan the community told us there were three main areas of concern 1) Health Inequities 2) Mental Health & Stress 3) Access to Health Services & Information. These three areas now act as the guiding force for the activities and opportunities we pursue.

With that, 2014 proved to be a successful year for the board! We supported community initiatives such as Switch Halifax – Open Street Sundays, PATH (People assessing their health), CHIA (Community Health Impact Assessment), the Halifax Refugee Clinic, striving to build African Nova Scotian Health Professionals, and Bayers Westwood Family Literacy Day.
We developed and launched the Halifax insert for the community health plan, carried out advocacy work on alcohol policy, Leadership Council strategic planning and advisement to the Minister of Health.

Last but not least we selected 15 Community Development Fund (CDF) recipients and held a celebration night for the wonderful work they’ve done in their community with funds they received.

Thank you for visiting, we wish you all the best in 2015!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015


Post #BellLetsTalk day you're probably tired of posting, talking, tweeting and texting, but it's important to remember that in order to truly eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness, we must keep the conversation going.

Here in Nova Scotia we are lucky to have a number of organizations and initiatives that support those with a mental illness and strive for mental health for all.

Visit the links below for information and/or resources from just a few of our community partners, and lets keep the conversation going!