Engagement Resources


Engagement with Nova Scotians is part of Nova Scotia Health Authority's mandate, and is a priority for us. It enables dialogue with the public, with patients and families, and with our many partners and stakeholders. It creates opportunities for discussions that matter, opportunities for learning, and lays the foundation for a stronger relationship between Nova Scotians and their health system.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to supporting our population to be healthy and stay healthy. We will achieve this with the right services and programs in the right place and time, planned with patient and community engagement and provided by competent and caring providers. We will work with our partners to improve patient outcomes, population health and safety in our health system.

Engagement is any process that involves a broad range of interests (patients, families, communities, stakeholders, staff, physicians and/or the public) to identify and set priorities or direction, contribute to or make decisions, influence change, assess and evaluate programs, policies and service. Engagement is two-way, involves the transparent exchange of information, seeks common understanding and leads to trust-based, sustainable relationships.

On this site you will links to engagement resources and ways that you can be involved in decisions that make a difference in your care.

As a starter, here are some resources to better understand engagement at NSHA:

Healthier Together: 2016-19 Strategic Plan

NSHA Guide to Effective Engagement

Explore the other resources on this site and let us know if there's anything you'd like to see. We are busy working together to improve the health of all Nova Scotians and invite you to be a part of it.


Engagement with Nova Scotians is part of Nova Scotia Health Authority's mandate, and is a priority for us. It enables dialogue with the public, with patients and families, and with our many partners and stakeholders. It creates opportunities for discussions that matter, opportunities for learning, and lays the foundation for a stronger relationship between Nova Scotians and their health system.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to supporting our population to be healthy and stay healthy. We will achieve this with the right services and programs in the right place and time, planned with patient and community engagement and provided by competent and caring providers. We will work with our partners to improve patient outcomes, population health and safety in our health system.

Engagement is any process that involves a broad range of interests (patients, families, communities, stakeholders, staff, physicians and/or the public) to identify and set priorities or direction, contribute to or make decisions, influence change, assess and evaluate programs, policies and service. Engagement is two-way, involves the transparent exchange of information, seeks common understanding and leads to trust-based, sustainable relationships.

On this site you will links to engagement resources and ways that you can be involved in decisions that make a difference in your care.

As a starter, here are some resources to better understand engagement at NSHA:

Healthier Together: 2016-19 Strategic Plan

NSHA Guide to Effective Engagement

Explore the other resources on this site and let us know if there's anything you'd like to see. We are busy working together to improve the health of all Nova Scotians and invite you to be a part of it.