3. Engagement with Nova Scotians

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Working with Nova Scotians

Involving communities to reduce chronic disease, support wellness

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In November 2016, Community Health Teams received the international award for project of the year from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Community Health Teams are led by Primary Health Care, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre. These teams offer wellness programs and services based on community needs. The teams were recognized for their work to strengthen links across the health system; and to involve the communities they serve in reducing high rates of preventable chronic conditions, building community capacity and supporting health and wellness in Nova Scotia.