Author: David Haase

Series: Social Determinants of Health

Starting soon, HAAC will be profiling the social determinants of health over the next year. The social determinants of health influence the health of populations.They include income and social status; social support networks; education; employment/working conditions; social environments; physical environments; personal health practices and coping skills; healthy child development; gender; and culture.Source:

January 21, 2014 0

Improving Cancer Care for African Nova Scotians

Learning that you or someone close to you has cancer is life-changing, and because culture and life experience defines who we are, it is not surprising that our needs within the formal health system will vary accordingly. Twelve years ago Cancer Care Nova Scotia (CCNS) believed there was a gap in how the cancer system…
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October 25, 2013 0

HAAC’s Words of Appreciation for Mandy Conyers

Mandy Conyers, a member of the Health Association of African Canadian has recently moved out of province to take up a position in her field of study. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Dietetics Program.

March 7, 2013 0

HAAC Talks Community Partnerships across the Province

In strategic planning, HAAC recognized that the success of our activities, current and planned, would be greater with partnerships in the community, with health associations and researchers among others.

March 6, 2013 0

African Canadian Health Network of Nova Scotia Announces A Year of Success

A year old, the African Canadian Health Network, hosted by HAAC, is excited about its accomplishments in building collaboration and culturally effective programs. I made connections that I would not have made elsewhere. Network member

March 4, 2013 0

Man Talk “Straight from the Heart”

Over the last 15 years I have had a growing concern about the lack of services for male victims of sexual abuse. As a correctional mental health worker, as a child protection worker and in my private practice, I regularly saw boys and men who would report that they had been abused. They would share…
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March 2, 2013 0

Our Message… “Partnership and Collaboration”

Co-President’s Corner Spring 2013 This past year HAAC has been busy with presentations to the Department of Health, workshops in conjunction with ADAM, sharing Palliative care information at the annual Hospice Care conference in May and AUBA in August. We presented at the ABSW Seniors conference in September.

March 1, 2013 0