The 37 Community Health Boards (CHBs) in the province are seeking the input of residents; These boards, composed of volunteers, are dedicated to addressing essential elements that impact community health, including financial well-being, housing, education, social connections, and more.
You can contribute your thoughts and ideas through www.engageCHBs.ca. Here are examples of how such input can prove beneficial:
- Education: Advocating for improved educational facilities can enhance educational opportunities and positively affect community health.
- Housing: Suggesting measures to increase the availability of affordable and safe housing can have a profound impact on the well-being of residents.
- Social Connections: Encouraging initiatives that strengthen social networks and promote community cohesion can contribute to better mental health outcomes.
- Financial Stability: Promoting policies that support job creation and income equality can lead to improved financial well-being.
- Healthcare Access: Identifying challenges in accessing healthcare services can guide efforts to enhance healthcare availability and accessibility.
- Nutrition: Supporting initiatives that ensure access to nutritious food can contribute to better overall health.
- Physical Activity: Recommending opportunities for physical activity and recreation can help promote an active and healthy lifestyle within the community.
Every five years, these CHBs craft community health plans that play a vital role in guiding decisions related to health within their respective regions. Additionally, these plans are shared with Nova Scotia Health to inform their strategic planning processes.
Residents have a valuable role to play in shaping the future of their community’s health and well-being. Their input is essential, and they can contribute to positive changes by visiting www.engageCHBs.ca or contacting 1-844-983-1240.