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The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is the provincial affiliate to the Canadian Health Coalition.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @NSHealthNetwork.  Use hashtag #nshealth.

Formed in 1996 the Health Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high level of care, and create a forum of people and communities to discuss issues related to health care.

The Health Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and concerned individuals dedicated to protecting, strengthening, and expanding public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care, long-term care and home care.

The Health Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.  Our budget comes strictly from our members.

  • Recent Media Releases
    • Stand up for Progress National Tour comes to Halifax

      The Broadbent Institute’s Stand up for Progress National Tour featuring Harry Leslie Smith is coming to Halifax.

      Smith is the author of the acclaimed book, Harry’s Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it, and at 92, he’s Canada’s oldest rebel inspiring the next generation of activists.

      Smith survived the Great Depression and fought in the Second World War for the United Kingdom. After the war, immigrated to Canada and contributed to the expansion of the welfare state.

      On the eve of the federal election, the veteran will be in Halifax to talk about what’s at stake.

      A panel discussion will follow with progressive activists ready to make an impact in the lead up to the federal election. They include:

      El Jones, Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate
      Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
      James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator, Nova Scotia Citizens’ Healthcare Network

      TheTheres More…

    • Media Release: Yarmouth Townhall Meeting on Changes to Homecare

      For immediate release

      June 10th, 2015
      Meeting to Discuss Changes in Home Care on Monday
      Interactive Panel & Town-hall, June 15th

      Halifax, NS– The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Yarmouth on the future home care and inviting local participation. The sixth of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Monday, June 15th at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel.

      “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care they need.”

      The first half of the 2 hour event will focus on an interactive of panel, with perspectives from Tracy d’Entremont, a home nurse; Jody Hanley,Theres More…

    • Media Release: Valley Townhall Meeting on Changes to Home Care

      For immediate release

      June 10th, 2015
      Interactive Panel & Town-hall in Kingston, June 16th

      Halifax, NS– The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Kingston on the future home care and inviting local participation. The seventh and final of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 16th at the Kingston Lions Club.

      “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care they need.”

      The first half of the 2 hour event will focus on an interactive of panel, with perspectives from Tammy Woodland, a home nurse; Audrey Oliver, a home support worker; and JamesTheres More…

    • Media Advisory: Province Wide Day of Action on Home Care Today at Noon

      Note: Truro location postponed
      MEDIA ADVISORY
      Province Wide Day of Action: “Dish Towel Demos”
      Halifax (May 6/15) The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is organizing rallies outside 9 MLA offices around the province on Wednesday at noon. Patients, concerned citizens and health professionals will call on the Liberal government to reject competitive bidding in home care and instead move to protect care and caregivers.

      Health Minister Leo Glavine has said he does not believe “home support workers should be paid $18 an hour to wash dishes.” Demonstrators will bring dish towels to clear up Glavine’s misconceptions, and to ‘clean up’ the mess he’s making in home care. They’ll call on their local MLA to instead move to improve and include home care under public health insurance.
      What: 9 rallies at MLA offices across the province in response to the plan by Health Minister Leo Glavine and the NS LiberalTheres More…

    • Provincial Day of Action: Keep the Heart in Home Care

      At noon on Wednesday, May 6,

      we’re hosting a province wide day of action. We’re targeting 9 MLA’s around the province and calling on them to keep the heart in home care.

      Join us and tell your local MLA to  ”Protect care & caregivers!”

      #CareforHomeCare

      Locations (All at 12pm noon): 

      Amherst
      Liberal MLA Terrry Farrell’s office,
      10b Havelock Street
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1592184271051378/
      Antigonish
      Liberal Randy Delorey’s Office,
      155 Main Street
      Bridgewater
      Liberal  Mark Furey’s office,
      425 King Street
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1409754502679645/
      Glace Bay
      Liberal Geoff MacLellan’s office,
      Peoples Mall
      219 Commercial Street
      https://www.facebook.com/events/978440412175725/
      Halifax 
      1) Liberal MLA Joachim Stroink’s office
      6270 Quinpool Road
      2)  Finance Minister Diana Whalen’s office
      287 Lacewood Drive
      Kingston 
      Health Minister Leo Glavine’s office,
      GW Sampson Building
      694 Main Street
      New Glasgow
      PC Tim Houston’s office
      2042 Queen Street
      Westville
      https://www.facebook.com/events/439700826206948/

      Yarmouth
      Liberal Zach Churchill’s office,
      396 Main Street
      https://www.facebook.com/events/386423981548063/

    • Media advisory: Health Advocates to Rally at Liberal AGM

      Halifax (April 30/15) Health care advocates will rally outside the location of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s annual general meeting to voice their concerns about the further privatization of home support services. Patients, concerned citizens, and health professionals are gathering to confront the Liberals, calling on them to protect care and care givers.

      Advocates will be joined by civil servants and others who are displeased by the recent provincial budget.

      What: A rally protesting  further privatization of home care services, and cuts to public and social services to vulnerable populations.

      Who: Nova Scotians concerned about the future of public health care including health care professionals and seniors. The rally is co-organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, the Cape Breton District Labour Council, NSGEU, CUPE, and NSNU.

      When: 5:00pm, May 1, 2015

      Where: Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard Street, Membertou, B1S 3W3

       

      For more information,Theres More…

    • Job Posting: Outreach &and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

      Deadline for Applications:  May 12th, 2015 (or ongoing as required)
      About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network
      The Health Network is a coalition of community groups, organized labour, faith groups, women’s organizations, students, and individuals. Together, we create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care and come together to advocate for solutions that increase the health and wellness of everyone.

      Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and extending public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care, long-term care, mental health care and home care.

      The Network grounds its campaigns in the Social Determinants of Health. Our advocacy includes immediate health reforms, while building toward larger strategies of addressing poverty, racism, inadequate housing, education and inequality – barriers to a healthy society.

      TheTheres More…

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