Community Health Boards in Cape Breton Regional Municipality Holding Public Meetings

As previously announced, the three Community Health Boards (CHBs) in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) are asking the public to share their thoughts on what issues and challenges affect the overall health of their communities. CHBs support community based health promotion, education and wellness initiatives.

The Central Cape Breton County, East Cape Breton County and Northside the Lakes CHBs are encouraging people to participate in two ways. One involves eight community meetings that start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23. Here are the dates for the meetings:

• May 23, 6:30 p.m. Reserve Mines- Reserve Mines Seniors Club, 165 Main Street

• May 25, 1 p.m. Eskasoni -Eskasoni Elder Centre, 46 Spencer Lane

• May 25, 6 p.m. Louisbourg -Fortress Seniors Club, 11 Mitchell Street

• May 28, 6 p.m. New Waterford -New Waterford Seniors & Pensioners Club, 3390 Plummer Avenue

• May 29, 1 p.m. Membertou -Mawio’miokuom Society Building, 113 Membertou Street, Unit 1 A

• May 30, 7 p.m. Sydney -Whitney Pier Youth Club, 111 West Street

• May 31, 7 p.m. Sydney -Bethyl Church Hall, 9 Brookland Street

• June 7, 10 a.m. North Sydney -Golden K, St. John’s Anglican Church, 24 King Street

The second option for input is through a short online survey at www.engage4health.ca/community-health-planning-begins-in-cape-breton-county. The input CHBs gather from the meetings and survey will be used to guide community based work and to help ensure local population health issues are considered in Nova Scotia Health Authority’s ongoing health system planning.

Copies of the survey are also available through agencies that work closely with local CHBs or by contacting Debbie Martell, CHB coordinator at Debbie.Martell@nshealth.ca or 902-794-8942.

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