From October 2015 to April 2016, we asked Nova Scotians what we need to do to create a healthier future. Talk about health included 42 face-to-face conversations with almost 1,000 people in communities across the province, asking big questions about how we can change our health status. Our Community Health Boards and many other community partners and stakeholders collaborated to make these events a huge success.
From October 2015 to April 2016, we hosted 1,000 people in 42 meetings to figure out how we can be healthier Nova Scotians. This report summarizes the top themes from those many conversations and the thousands of comments we gathered.
Preventative medicine doesn't have all the popular culture symbols associated with medicine in hospitals. But the work done by public health is addressing root causes of poor health in a population plays an equally important role in making Nova Scotians healthier.