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.
Somewhere on the roads between Cape Breton’s Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Baddeck’s Victoria Consolidated Memorial Hospital and Cheticamp’s Sacred Heart Hospital, you’ll likely find Paula Nishi driving from place to place. Nishi is an adult mental health clinician who works out of all three sites throughout the week.
For crisis response coordinator and social worker Joyce Morouney, helping people who reach out makes every day on the job rewarding. Morouney is a member of the crisis response services team, which works right outside Yarmouth Regional Hospital’s emergency department as part of Nova Scotia Health Authority’s mental health and addictions program.