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The Health and Wellness of People of African Descent in Nova Scotia

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 African Nova Scotian community is crucial to the strategy and to influence changes within the health care system and beyond.

The goals of the strategy include:

  • to identify culturally appropriate strategies to address health inequities and injustices
  • to build and strengthen relationships and partnerships
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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 African Nova Scotian community is crucial to the strategy and to influence changes within the health care system and beyond.

The goals of the strategy include:

  • to identify culturally appropriate strategies to address health inequities and injustices
  • to build and strengthen relationships and partnerships
  • to influence/advocate for the use of race and ethnicity identifiers in data collection

Community meetings are planned throughout the province however the online survey will be available for community members who are unable to attend a session or who prefer to give feedback online. The survey is open until April 30, 2018. The survey will be made available on the ANSA and HAAC websites.

Upcoming sessions:

  • The Youth in East Preston -has been changed to March 27th from 2pm - 4pm at the East Preston Family Resource Centre (same location).
  • Amherst: March 20th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm Victoria Faire.

Completed sessions:

1. Halifax – Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre: February 9th from 10am - 12pm.

2. Youth at Cole Harbour High School: March 2nd from 12pm - 2pm.

4. African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes (ADAM): March 11 from 12pm - 2pm Ethiopian Church Halifax.


The African Nova Scotian Health Strategy is a partnership between: