PARTNERING TOGETHER

A community mural in Antigonish, created through a partnership of Nova Scotia Health Authority and the municipality, highlights the social determinants of health. A Halifax Transit bus brings fresh and affordable vegetables and fruits to five neighbourhoods with limited access to healthy food. Public libraries across Nova Scotia partner with Nova Scotia Health Authority to expand the reach of patient education resources.

Every day, we work with partners – within the IWK Health Centre, government, academia, community organizations, foundations, auxiliaries, community health boards and more – to advance health. Our challenges are shared challenges; our successes, shared successes.

Foundations and auxiliaries

Our 41 foundations and 33 auxiliaries are integral to the care we provide and the research we undertake. Through the generous support of donors, foundations and auxiliaries help to fund important medical equipment, programs and research at the local level. This year, foundations and auxiliaries donated $13.7 million in capital equipment that benefits patients, clients and communities across the province.

Community health boards

Nova Scotia’s 37 community health boards are made up of citizens who work to understand and represent the health needs of their communities.

Part of their mandate includes developing community health plans every three to five years, which then feed into our planning. Community health boards also manage community wellness fund grants. These grants support projects by local groups and organizations designed to enhance health at the community level.

Volunteers

Within Nova Scotia Health Authority, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents in various capacities in our hospitals, community-based programs and services. They contribute hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours every year to support patients, clients and staff.

Stories of partnering together

Every day, we work with partners – within the IWK Health Centre, government, academia, community organizations, foundations, auxiliaries, community health boards and more – to advance health.

A Halifax Transit bus brings fresh and affordable vegetables and fruits to five neighbourhoods with limited access to healthy food.

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