NSACHC encouraged by growing signs of commitment to local health and social services

SHARE THIS MEDIA RELEASE (May 24, 2017) The Nova Scotia Association of Community Health Centres (NSACHC) today released the responses it has received from political parties regarding their commitment to important health and community priorities. The parties’ responses address four key recommendations tabled by the NSACHC in April 2017. These recommendations would ensure that Nova Scotia residents have local access … Read More

Media Release: NSACHC commends government on important first step toward fair funding of Nova Scotia’s Community Health Centres

Share this Media Release (April 6, 2017) The Nova Scotia Association of Community Health Centres (NSACHC) is encouraged to see investment by the Government of Nova Scotia in new health and social infrastructure in New Waterford. This week’s announcement by Premier Stephen McNeil of capital funding for the New Waterford and District Community Health Centre is an important step forward in … Read More

Premier announces plans for Community Health Centre in New Waterford

From left, Mary Leadbeater, Shirley Leadbeater and Jimmy Heffernan listen during a press conference at the KOC hall in New Waterford Wednesday where Premier Stephen McNeil announced a new community health centre for the New Waterford. Heffernan said it’s a great idea which will help with the addiction problem in the community. More than 100 residents packed the hall for … Read More

Dr. Kristen Iverson is joining the team of the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre in L’Ardoise.

Dr. Kristen Iverson will be practising at the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre in L’Ardoise. Originally from Salt Spring Island, B.C., Iverson selected the community health centre for its rural location, state-of-the-art equipment and welcoming community. “Salt Spring Island is quite rural, the entire island has a population of just over 10,000 and is only accessible by ferry. It … Read More

Rawdon Hills CHC faces funding crisis

On January 22, 2015 CTV News Atlantic reported on the funding crisis facing one of Nova Scotia’s most promising rural health services providers — the Rawdon Hills Community Health Centre. The crisis stems from the lack of core operational funding from the Government of Nova Scotia to Rawdon Hills CHC and other CHCs throughout the province. This major challenge was … Read More

Researchers call for Nova Scotia to invest in CHCs

In its 2016 annual recommendations to the Government of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) has once again called on for investment in Community Health Centres (CHCs) as an urgent measure to improve health and healthcare in the province. Released on December 7, 2015, the 2016 Nova Scotia Alternative Provincial Budget 2016: Stronger Together calls for the … Read More

A good dose of medicine for Indian Brook

By: Francis Campbell, Chronicle Herald It’s just what the community and the doctor ordered. Dr. Aruna Dhara and the collaborative medical team she is part of seem a perfect fit for the First Nations community of Indian Brook. “I got a really good feel about this place, and I knew it was going to be awesome,” Dhara said of the … Read More

Expansion of CHCs cited as key to Nova Scotia’s health

In its 2014 annual recommendations to the Government of Nova Scotia, a leading national and regional think tank has once again recommended action to improve primary health care in Nova Scotia. Released on March 19th, the Nova Scotia Alternative Provincial Budget 2014: A Budget for the 99% calls for investments to expand Community Health Centres as a key strategy to improve the health … Read More