As a veteran Aboriginal court liaison for the Nova Scotia Court System, Barry Paul Bernard works with more than 400 clients every year who go through court-mandated wellness programs that aim to reduce harms from drug use and the punitive aspects of the criminal justice system.
Cape Breton residents will help shape delivery of health care in their communities with the addition of patient and family advisors (PFAs) to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) health care redevelopment project team.
From the kid-run food security project Hope Blooms based in north-end Halifax, to therapeutic horseback riding camps for children and adults with disabilities in the Annapolis Valley, our Wellness Fund supports community projects across the province that help Nova Scotians lead healthier lives. If you know of a new and innovative non-profit initiative that would benefit from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) financial assistance, now is the time to apply for Wellness Funds through your local Community Health Board (CHB).
I am writing to let you know that after a nation-wide search over the past several months, we have appointed Dr. Nicole Boutilier as Vice-President of Medicine. Dr. Boutilier will start her new role in July.
The benefits of quitting smoking and other forms of tobacco after a cancer diagnosis is the subject of a free public lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Halifax Public Library on Spring Garden Road. The lecture, Why quit smoking after you have cancer?, will be presented by Dr. Graham Warren, an international leader and expert on tobacco cessation within cancer care and a radiation oncologist from the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.