Talk about health

Consultation has concluded

From October 2015 to April 2016, we asked Nova Scotians what we need to do to create a healthier future. Talk about health included 42 face-to-face conversations with almost 1,000 people in communities across the province, asking big questions about how we can change our health status. Our Community Health Boards and many other community partners and stakeholders collaborated to make these events a huge success.

The feedback we’ve received from community participants has painted a picture of where Nova Scotians see the challenges for achieving good health and also the opportunities we have to make change. There was a lot of hope expressed and the people who attended these conversations were very engaged.

What we heard

It’s time to report back on what we heard. We have in these five key themes:

·Live well

·Cooperate, coordinate, collaborate

·Encourage a healthy population

·Build supportive systems

·Build a healthy society

Read about each of the themes in the Talk about health Phase I report here. Please take some time to read over each of the themes while you think about these questions:

1. Can we afford to stand back and see what happens if we do nothing and let the conversation end here?

2. How can we better support our own health, our community and our province?

3. How can we move forward from here to create a better culture of health in Nova Scotia?

For a quick snapshot of Phase 1, take a look at the infographic.

What’s next?

Phase II of Talk about health is still in the planning stages. We will be posting regular updates here as we continue to consult and plan with our partners.

In the meantime, please let us know what you think of anything you read in the Talk about health report or elsewhere by participating on the site or by email. For other opportunities to engage with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please visit us online.


From October 2015 to April 2016, we asked Nova Scotians what we need to do to create a healthier future. Talk about health included 42 face-to-face conversations with almost 1,000 people in communities across the province, asking big questions about how we can change our health status. Our Community Health Boards and many other community partners and stakeholders collaborated to make these events a huge success.

The feedback we’ve received from community participants has painted a picture of where Nova Scotians see the challenges for achieving good health and also the opportunities we have to make change. There was a lot of hope expressed and the people who attended these conversations were very engaged.

What we heard

It’s time to report back on what we heard. We have in these five key themes:

·Live well

·Cooperate, coordinate, collaborate

·Encourage a healthy population

·Build supportive systems

·Build a healthy society

Read about each of the themes in the Talk about health Phase I report here. Please take some time to read over each of the themes while you think about these questions:

1. Can we afford to stand back and see what happens if we do nothing and let the conversation end here?

2. How can we better support our own health, our community and our province?

3. How can we move forward from here to create a better culture of health in Nova Scotia?

For a quick snapshot of Phase 1, take a look at the infographic.

What’s next?

Phase II of Talk about health is still in the planning stages. We will be posting regular updates here as we continue to consult and plan with our partners.

In the meantime, please let us know what you think of anything you read in the Talk about health report or elsewhere by participating on the site or by email. For other opportunities to engage with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, please visit us online.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    What do you think is important about our health care system?

    We want to start a conversation with Nova Scotians about the health realities facing us today and what we call all do to create a healthier future.

    What do you think is important about our health care system?

    We want to start a conversation with Nova Scotians about the health realities facing us today and what we call all do to create a healthier future.

    Consultation has concluded