ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Listening to individuals and communities helps us better understand and address some challenges facing the health of Nova Scotians.

Between October 2015 and April 2016, Nova Scotians from communities across the province joined us online and in person to Talk about health. Thanks to help from Réseau Santé, we were also able to host some conversations in French.

We shared information about Nova Scotians’ health and asked people to share their thoughts about opportunities and responsibilities for creating a healthier future.

Our community health boards and many other community partners and stakeholders worked together to make these conversations a success.

The feedback participants shared painted a picture of where Nova Scotians see the challenges for achieving good health. They also showed us opportunities for positive change and reflected a sense of hope for the future. What we heard can be grouped into five broad themes:

  • live well
  • co-operate, co-ordinate, collaborate
  • encourage a healthy population
  • build supportive systems
  • build a healthy society

In year two of Nova Scotia Health Authority, we will move into the second phase of the conversation. It will focus on where we want to go and what our health status as a province could look like 20 years from now. What we hear next will inform the next phase of the conversation. We will determine together the choices we need to make to create a healthier future for our province.

To read the full report from phase one of Talk about health, please visit www.engage4health.ca

We shared information about Nova Scotians’ health and asked people to share their thoughts about opportunities and responsibilities for creating a healthier future.

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Provincial Office, 90 Lovett Lake Court, Suite 201
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3S 0H6
  • Telephone: 1-844-491-5890