HAAC has been able to develop connections in almost every Black community in Nova Scotia. This connection expands beyond the traditional, generational Black communities to include immigrant communities from Africa, Caribbean, South American countries. HAAC recognizes that African Canadians are not a homogeneous body.
Partially due to both the cultural composition and the professional nature of the board there are many opportunities to partner with other Black organizations, both within the professional health community and at the community level.
In 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, HAAC partnered with The Black Cultural Centre and ABSW and began holding COVID Town Halls in order to bring culturally appropriate COVID information, presented by Black clinicians and healthcare professionals, to the Black communities of Nova Scotia.
This began a practice of holding town halls to inform and educate our community on matters affecting Black health.
Click on the links below to watch any of our past town halls on our YouTube page.
HAAC and BCC Community Update on COVID-19, March 20, 2020: https://youtu.be/As7LNe6z9VE
HAAC and BCC Coordinated Community Update on COVID-19, March 27, 2020: https://youtu.be/GPtb6F8zybQ
HAAC and BCC 3rd Community Update on COVID-19, April 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/bOUrFINaix8
HAAAC and ABSW Virtual Town Hall, October 23, 2020: https://youtu.be/dHuYEc4XXuU
HAAC Organ Donation Town Hall, January 18, 2021: https://youtu.be/X6YirEsY00s
African Heritage Month: African Nova Scotian Health Strategy, February 1, 2021: https://youtu.be/2R4gdItyDNk
Dementia Information Session, June 28, 2020: https://youtu.be/yTAeQSQS6JY
Proof of Vaccination/Vaccine Passport Town Hall, September 17, 2021: https://youtu.be/yTAeQSQS6JY