What is engagement?

    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

    Why does the Nova Scotia Health Authority engage?

    Engagement with Nova Scotians is part of Nova Scotia Health Authority's (NSHA) 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.


    What is “Engage4Health”?

    Engage4Health is an on-line space that connects you to conversations and consultations we are hosting across Nova Scotia. It is a place for information sharing, gathering ideas and feedback, and especially, for making connections.

    While we do want to connect with you here, to protect your privacy, we ask that you do not share details about your personal health situation.