The Chronic Disease Innovation Fund (CDIF) is an annual fund of almost $300,000 that supports community groups to develop or enhance programs that help Nova Scotians live healthier lives and reduce the effects of chronic disease. Given their knowledge of local needs, community groups were asked to propose projects that align with the health plans of their local Community Health Boards (CHBs).
This past year, the CDIF funded 20 projects across Nova Scotia, including programs for youth, new mothers and families, seniors, new immigrant families, marginalized populations and others. You can read about a few programs* supported by CDIF funding here:
- • Diagnosis Loneliness: Project in Strait Richmond aims to bridge gaps of social isolation
- • Helping seniors be active for life
- • A Matter of Black Health focuses on heritage, culture and strengths
- • Cape Breton breastfeeding campaign says, “Any time. Anywhere.”
*The stories shared above reflect CDIF initiatives that received funding in 2016-17 and were in a position to report on progress in 2017-18.