The Health Network is currently setting up Local Health Committees around Nova Scotia.
These Local Health Committees will focus on local health care issues. From access to health services to physician shortages, from the social determinants of health to seniors’ issues, Local Health Committees are designed to meet the needs of their communities and act as advocates. Additionally, these committees work on provincial campaigns against privatization and for new services like Pharmacare.
These committees are not in competition with the Community Health Boards, which do amazing work representing their communities. The committees are designed to bring a broader provincial outlook to the health care debate.
Below is a list of existing Local Health Committees:
- The North Shore Citizens’ Health Committee
- The South Shore Citizens’ Health Committee
- The Kings-Hants Citizens’ Health Committee
- The Yarmouth County Citizens’ Health Committee
- The Pictou County Citizens’ Health Committee
- The Truro Citizens Health Committee
- The Sydney Citizens’ Health Committee
- The Glace Bay Citizens’ Health Committee
In the Halifax Regional Municipality we have a Metro Action Committee which is responsible for organizing actions and educational work in the HRM.
We have exploratory committees in the folowing areas:
- Port Hawkesbury
- New Waterford
- Annapolis Royal
If you are interested in getting involved with one of these Local Health Committees please contact our Provincial Coordinator at (902) 406-9422 or email@example.com
Don’t see your town on the list? Contact our Provincial Coordinator today to start one in your community!
To contact your Local Health Committee speak to our Provincial Coordinator.