Category: News

African Nova Scotian Health Strategy

The African Nova Scotian Health Strategy was created to hold conversations directly with People of African Descent in Nova Scotian to hear about their experiences with the healthcare system. The purpose of the strategy is to create equitable health care, services and programs and to lower the level of health disparities. The voice of the…
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March 19, 2018 0

Health Science Camp for Black Youth

African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp Do you know a young learner of African descent interested in a career as a health professional?   Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) at Dalhousie University will be hosting a 5-day summer day camp for youth of African descent who are interested in a career…
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April 15, 2016 0

Racism: Black Perspectives

On Wednesday, February 24th at the Halifax Public Library – 4 panelists from the African Canadian community addressed issues of racism in the second of a series organized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs. February’s panels were Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch, Robert Wright, Ann Devine, and Lindell Smith – moderated by Dr. Ingrid…
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February 27, 2016 0

Nova Scotia Health Authority Diversity Bursary

NSHA Diversity Bursary: Applications open January 5, 2016 Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone) is continuing with its Diversity Bursary program as a step to creating a more diverse workforce that better represents the communities we serve.


December 7, 2015 0

Career Development for Youth – Striving 2015

Striving to Build African Nova Scotian Health Professionals for the Future is an event to encourage youth to think about the different health related career opportunities available to them. This event took place on November 4th at NSCC Waterfront campus for the Dartmouth area schools and on November 19th at NSCC IT campus for the…
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December 3, 2015 0

Doctors at St. Mike’s launch project to address root causes of poor health

Doctors at St. Mike’s launch project to address root causes of poor health – Sunday, December 14, 2014 *Note: Dr. Gary Bloch will be in Halifax and giving a public lecture in January 2015 at Dalhousie University.


December 16, 2014 0

Food Secure Canada 2014 Conference in Halifax

WAVES OF CHANGE: SUSTAINABLE FOOD FOR ALL AN APPETITE FOR POLICY CHANGE Food Secure Canada’s eighth national assembly held November 13-16th in Halifax was not only the biggest ever, but according to many participants our best. The number of people and organizations, the quality of the discussion, and the excitement that accompanied the sharing of…
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November 28, 2014 0

Update on Ebola – some resources

This is a brief update of the Ebola epidemic based on a panel discussion at Dalhousie University Medical School on November 20th, 2014. The panel which included doctors, a public health official, a community member from West Africa, and a bioethicist, covered topics such as the science behind the disease, and the impact of the…
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November 23, 2014 0

The Role of Spirituality at End of Life in NS Black Community

  This study used qualitative in-depth interviews and focus groups to examine the role of spirituality at end of life (EOL) in Nova Scotia’s Black community. We also examined data from another research project that examined health issues in the Black com- munity. The purpose of this research was to examine the issue of spirituality…
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September 10, 2014 0