Wellness Funds are for non-profit groups working to improve health in their communities and must address the health priorities identified by the Community Health Boards (CHBs) in their current community health plan. Over the past decade, the delivery of health services in this province has been shifting from a primarily hospital-based model of care to a health promotion, or population health based approach. This model of care seeks to maintain and improve the health of people and the communities in which they live through partnerships, and by addressing those aspects of a person’s life that determine their health.
The recipients of the 2018 Cape Breton Cancer Symposium Community Award, the Mona Baryluk Clinical Award of Excellence and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre Supportive Care Award were recognized during the 18th Cape Breton Cancer Symposium at the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has launched a new physician recruitment website: www.morethanmedicine.ca. The site will support efforts to recruit family doctors and specialists by making it easier for physicians and specialists to see available opportunities or express interest in future opportunities. The site also provides an enhanced visual sales pitch about what makes Nova Scotia a great place to practice medicine and a great place to live.
When Catherine Sears needed a new knee she was grateful to be supported by the Optimal Hip and Knee Clinic team in Membertou. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s hip and knee action plan is enhancing and expanding orthopedic assessment clinics like this one. Watch Catherine’s story to learn more about the benefits to patients and visit www.nshealth.ca/hip-and-knee to learn more about our multi-year plan.
It’s Monday morning, and Katie Meisner already has two, growing “to do” lists to keep her week on track. The physician recruitment consultant for NSHA’s central zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas) will wear many hats this week, including physician liaison, chauffeur, and real estate agent – and she knows there is a lot at stake.
Community health partners in Eastern Zone are welcoming nursing mothers to participate in a world breastfeeding challenge and they’re hoping the public will attend to support the events, which kick off World Breastfeeding Week, Sept. 29- Oct. 7.