In October 2017, a team of 30 surveyors and one patient surveyor from Accreditation Canada visited Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). They spent time in our hospitals and facilities across the province observing and talking with employees, physicians, volunteers, patients, learners, clients, families and community partners. This occurred through both structured meetings and through their site visit and assessment process.
It wasn’t until Mario Rolle moved from the Bahamas to Canada as an adult that he became aware of the racism faced by people who are black, particularly African Nova Scotians. As a wellness navigator with the Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative, Rolle works every day with African Nova Scotian men. The program takes a holistic view of black men’s health, focusing on the social determinants of health.
Fifteen community groups in the Strait area have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities.
Smoking is an addiction.” This is a fact that Lesley Dairou, a community outreach worker in Cape Breton, works tirelessly to educate people about. “A lot of people think that it’s a habit; but it’s not,” Dairou clarifies day in and day out.
Eleven community groups in Guysborough County have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities.