The Queens Community Health Board is currently seeking new members! If you are interested in improving the health and wellness of your community, this might just be the opportunity for you! We are especially looking for individuals from North Queens and Greenfield areas. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know more, please contact us. You may also complete and submit the attached application form by clicking here. Contact details below!
The Queens Community Health Board (QCHB) is one of the 37 Community Health Boards in the Nova Scotia Health Authority. We are volunteers who are passionate about improving the health and wellness of the people in Queens County. As a board we are the eyes, ears and voice for the community's health. The Board attempts to reflect the demographic diversity of the community (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity and geography) and encourages those who are interested to contact us.
The QCHB regularly consults with community residents, groups and organizations to determine the priority health issues affecting people of all ages in the community. Together with other groups, the QCHB supports many different community activities that aim to improve those identified health issues.
Tara Smith - Chairperson
Julie Folk - Vice-Chairperson
Sue Beaumont-Rudderham - Secretary
COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN
As part of their mandate, in accordance with the Health Authority Act - Bill 1, Community Health Boards must submit a Community Health Plan to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, outlining priorities and recommendations that will improve the health of the community.
Since 2010 the Queens Community Health Board has been working collaboratively with the Lunenburg Community Health Board to develop a five year Collaborative Community Health Plan for area (Lunenburg & Queens counties) for 2013-2018. Focus groups were held in communities across the two counties in the fall of 2011 to gather feedback from community members. This feedback, along with a statistical Community Health Profile, were the main tools used by the two CHBs to identify the priority areas for the upcoming plan. Through a series of workshops the two CHBs came together to determine the recommendations that would be made to the Nova Scotia Health Authority (South Shore Health at the time). These efforts culminated in the development of the 2013-2018 Collaborative Community Health Plan.
Click here to view the 2013-2018 South Shore Collaborative Community Health Plan.
Click here to view the Health Planning Findings Report of the 19 community focus groups held throughout Lunenburg and Queens Counties in November 2011.
The Queens Community Health Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except July, August and December) from 7-9pm. Meetings are normally held at the Queens General Hospital in Liverpool or the North Queens Nursing Home in Caledonia. Meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact us to confirm location.
The Queens County Community Health Board receives funding annually from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to disburse to non-profit organizations that promote healthy lifestyles in our communities. Organizations that require funding for a new or existing program that focus on improving the health of people in Queens County, can be eligible for a grant up to a maximum of $3,000.00 per year. The deadline for applications is November 1st annually.
Want to learn more about the Queens Community Health Board or have suggestions about how we can help improve the health of residents in Queens County? Contact us at the information below!
Queens Community Health Board
Office: Queens General Hospital
PO Box 1493
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Ph: (902) 354-5508
Cell: (902) 350-0478