Dr. Michael Vallis and colleagues at NSHA’s Behaviour Change Institute have been exploring how clinicians can most effectively motivate patients to change their health behaviors for more than a decade.
The results are in: patients of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are reporting a higher level of satisfaction with their care experiences across the province. That’s according to NSHA’s first patient experience surveys, reflecting results from 2016-17.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Public Health team is investigating a case of measles in Halifax/Dartmouth area. The risk to the general public is low; most people are protected from measles infection by being vaccinated.
It’s cold and flu season. While healthy people recover from a cold or the flu in relatively quick fashion, these illnesses can have a greater impact on young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems or chronic illnesses including hospital patients and long-term care residents.
Thinking about stopping smoking? Some Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) staff in Cape Breton are using Weedless Wednesday (Jan. 24) as an opportunity to remind people that help is available to stop smoking.