March 2007 Annapolis Valley Health Volume 1, Issue 1
AND AVH-CHIPMAN MAKES SIX
AVH-Chipman, once a dream is now a unpacking
reality. Over 120 people, thousands day, 98% of
• Annapolis Community of boxes, hundreds of computers, and all staff at
pieces of furniture safely made the C h i p m a n
• Soldiers Memorial move from across the district. were able to
Hospital use their
Leading up to the moving date a
• Western Kings team of future “Chipman Dwellers”
Memorial Health Centre and were
met regularly with Stuart MacTavish
being trained on the phone system.
• AVH-Chipman and Peter Zwicker, Project Manager.
The goal of the team was to ensure a Moving can be a very stressful time
• Valley Regional smooth uneventful transition into the for anyone but this transition from a
new site. variety of sites across the district to
• Eastern Kings Memorial AVH-Chipman was made a lot easier
On average, packing up took two
Community Health through complete planning, and
Centre days, the move in total took two days
creative communications. Well done
and set up in the new spaces two
• Health Care in to the organizing Team.
days. By the end of the second
Annapolis and Kings
AVH CHIPMAN HIGHLIGHTS:
Open House Tour the NEW SPACE of Mental
Inside this issue:
Thursday, March 8, 2007 Health, Addiction Services and
Bosom Buddies 2 Administrative Services
3:30-5:00 pm at 15 Chipman Drive,
Door Prizes, Snacks and Refreshments
Kentville Industrial Park
Cook it up 3
AVH SOURCE (FORMERLY WAVES)
Infection 4 Why the name change? How can you help?
The name changed with the addition Contact Public Affairs with potential
Amnesty 6 of AVH-Chipman because WAVES story ideas you or your department
represented the sites of Annapolis want to share with the rest of the
Community 7 Valley Health. (Western Kings Memorial Health district.
Health Planner Centre, Annapolis Community Health Centre, Valley
If you have photos to share and
Regional Hospital, Eastern Kings Memorial Community
photo consents signed, please
Congratulations 7 Health Centre, Soldiers Memorial Hospital)
f o r w a r d t h e m t o
Dr. McNally Why AVH Source? firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the new format is to be Deadline for AVH Source?
your Source for information about
The deadline is the third Monday of
the district, our programs , services,
current events and general
AVH SOURCE Page 2
What in the world is mums. You’ll be matched up with a
B o s o m B u d d i e s ? bosom buddy two weeks before your
due date or just after you’ve had
Bosom Buddies is a free mother-to- your baby. And you’ll be provided
mother breastfeeding telephone with support until your baby is six
support line for women living in the months old. If you want to
Annapolis Valley. This exciting new discontinue support you may do so at
program is an initiative of the any time. Breastfeeding gives your
Annapolis Valley Health (AVH) District baby the healthiest start in life, has
Baby Friendly Initiative Committee health benefits for mum, and helps
offering you telephone peer support build a healthy community.
as you embark on your breastfeeding
experience with your new baby. If you are interested in participating
There’s nothing like having the ear of in Bosom Buddies or would like more
someone who understands! information, please contact Stacy
If you are Hanninen, Public Health Nutritionist,
Our Bosom Buddies are trained peer at 538-1430 (Western Kings) or 542-
volunteers who have breastfed their 6310 (Eastern and Central Kings).
participating in babies. They know first hand what it
means to breastfeed a baby. *Program funded by Healthy Eating
Volunteers share their experiences NS, Eastern Kings Memorial Health
and provide support and Foundation, and supported by AVH
Stacy Hanninen, encouragement to new breastfeeding Public Health Services.
2ND ANNUAL WIF CELEBRATION EVENT
Nutritionist, at 538-
The five Community Health Boards district projects that work to improve
(CHBs) within the Annapolis Valley the health of the communities by
District Health Authority (AVH) held addressing issues the communities
their Annual Wellness Initiative Fund have identified as health concerns.
(WIF) Celebration Event award funds
and to thank community groups and This was an opportunity to say thank
highlight the remarkable community you to those altruistic and
projects they were able to fund this enthusiastic community members
year. who work so hard to make where we
live a better place.
The CHBs of AVH received funding
(Wellness Initiative Funds) from the Once again this year, the boards
Department of Health Promotion and collaborated on a joint application
Protection. The fund is for non-profit process for projects that stretched
groups working to improve health in across more than one community.
their communities and must address This allowed an opportunity to pool
the health priorities identified by both funding and allowed the projects a
the Department of Health Promotion broader scope. The Boards
and Protection and the individual recognized that their communities
CHB. are often intertwined and share some
of the same health resources and
The Boards evaluated all the health concerns.
applications and chose both local and
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 3
AVH DIETITIANS COOK IT UP HEALTHY!
March is Nutrition Month and this Other Tips:
year’s theme is “Cook It Up Healthy”.
Research shows that Canadians are • Go for SLOW: A slow cooker is a
cooking less and that families who great kitchen appliance that can help
prepare and eat meals together have you have a hot dinner on the table
healthier eating habits. There is without much fuss. The food cooks
concern that cooking skills of slowly and safely.
Canadians are deteriorating due to • Big-Batch it! Weekends can be a
reliance on frozen foods and quick great time to prepare big batches of
cooking appliances. The goal of this food that can be refrigerated or
year’s theme is to increase the frozen for later use or get together
number of Canadians eating home with the family, friends or neighbors
cooked healthy meals throughout the and share the work. Foods such as
week. Home cooked meals provide soups, stews, chili, casseroles,
better meal balance, and can help muffins, loaves and pancakes are
control what we eat by using less fat perfect foods to 'big-batch'.
and sodium, and including more
fruits and vegetables and whole grain • Freeze It! Many standard recipes
products. A healthy balanced meal can be doubled or tripled and frozen
includes food from all food groups. in meal sized airtight containers or For more
resealable freezer bags that can be information, visit
Tips for quick healthy meals: quickly defrosted on nights when
time is tight. www.dietitians.ca
√ Plan meals ahead of time.
or contact your
√ Mix and match certain items. Meals can be “mixed and matched”,
relying on home cooked and some local dietitian.
Make extra at one meal and use
at the next meal. For example, convenience foods. For example, try
baked chicken one day and bagged salad along with a cooked
chicken stir fry the next. meat and rice or a rotisserie chicken,
frozen vegetables and a baked potato
√ Cook large quantities of freezer followed by fruit salad with a a
friendly items. Sauces such as mixture of canned fruit and yogurt.
spaghetti, soups and stews freeze With meal planning and quick meal
well. strategies, hopefully you too can
cook healthy quick meals at home.
√ Use a slow cooker.
For more information, visit
√ Try new flavors and recipes and a www.dietitians.ca or contact your
variety of foods. local dietitian. Watch for displays at
Make 'PLANNED EXTRAS': all AVH sites and enter the contest
Different from leftovers, PLANNED for a chance to win a prize, the new
EXTRAS are on purpose! The extras Dietitians of Canada Cookbook,
can be used for another meal within Simply Great Food.
the next couple of days. Please see
page 5 for more information...
AVH SOURCE Page 4
AVH COMMITTED TO BEING SMOKE FREE
AVH introduced a tobacco free policy 1 year after quitting: The risk of
in July of 2003. Since then many coronary heart disease is half that of
people have quit or have significantly a smoker's
cut back their tobacco use. Thank you
for making our community a healthier Supports for quitting smoking:
place for everyone! If you have tried √ Contact AVH’s Community Health
to quit in the past or would like to Worker, Nicotine Treatment,
quit now we encourage you to seek Addiction Services at 365-1715
√ Talk to your doctor about your
Benefits of quitting smoking: options
20 mins after quitting: your blood √ Call the Smoker’s Helpline at
pressure will drop. 1-877-513-5333
24 hours after quitting you www.avdha.nshealth/program/
lowered your chances of having a tobacco.asp
AVH STRATEGIC PLAN– FEEDBACK NEEDED BY MARCH 9/07
Please provide feedback on the draft You can download the information
AVH Strategic Plan. from www.avdha.nshealth.ca .
is the single INFECTION CONTROL DID YOU KNOW!!??
most Submitted by AVH Infection Control Team Flu” and that true flu is a respiratory
important way Did you know…
to prevent That hand lotion bottles can be a
That alcohol hand sanitizers kill
infections. 99.99% of transient germs on your
source of contamination?
hands? That all patient care equipment
should be disinfected between ALL
That MRSA is not generally spread in
patients, not just those patients on
the air and that the reason for isolation?
wearing a mask is moreso to prevent
healthcare workers from touching That you should wash your hands
their nose (where MRSA likes to after removing your gloves as self-
grow) while they are gloved & contamination during glove removal is
gowned? virtually inevitable?
That computer keyboards are more That diarrhea associated with C.
contaminated with microorganisms difficile is caused by a nasty toxin
than a toilet seat. That before an item secreted by the bacteria rather than
can be adequately sterilized, SPD by the actual presence of the
staff put the item through rigorous bacteria?
manual and mechanical cleaning and
decontamination? That hand hygiene is the single most
important way to prevent infections.
That diarrhea and vomiting is not “the
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 5
WORKING TOGETHER ON SOLUTIONS FOR SENIORS
At this time each year people look at to provide services to seniors, has
making positives changes for the year been decreased. The working group
ahead. In the Annapolis Valley we are is developing tools and processes to
lucky to have a group that looks at streamline services delivered across
making positive changes for the sectors for staff, seniors and their
future every time they meet. This families.
working group began meeting on a
regular basis in 2001. It is made up “This working group provides an
of members from each Long Term excellent opportunity to learn more
Care and Residential Care facility in about each organization’s role and
Kings and Annapolis counties, identify common issues,” says Tom
Continuing Care, Emergency Health MacNeil, AVH Manager Seniors
Services (EHS) and members from LINCS. “It has helped to improve the “The liaison
care for seniors in the area.”
Annapolis Valley Health (AVH). committee
The working group’s goal is to ensure “By using our collective knowledge has helped
integration and consistency of long we are able to problem solve for the strengthen
future of long term care system,”
term care services in the AVH district.
notes Helen Walsh, Administrator, overall care
By working in partnership these
members strengthen communication, New Visions, Home for Seniors. “The for seniors in
education and relationships among liaison committee has helped the Annapolis
the different sectors. Isolation, strengthen overall care for seniors in Valley.”
between the care facilities and the the Annapolis Valley.”
different sectors that work together
...continued from page 3– AVH Dieticians Cook it Up Healthy
Great Planned Extras Suggestions for the Second Meal
Roast a whole chicken Cut into strips and use as a topping for pizza
with added barbecue sauce; add to whole
wheat pasta with leftover vegetables, Use in
recipes, such as casseroles, that call for
cooked chicken; make chicken salad for
Cook beef brisket in a slow cooker Slice and use for beef sandwiches or add
smallcubes to a vegetable soup
Grill extra salmon fillets Make fish cakes, salmon salad or place on top
of a salad
Bake a lean ham Make pizza using a pre-baked crust, canned
tomato sauce, ham and pineapple slices
Cook a double batch of brown rice Make stir-fried rice; add to soup; make rice
Roast an extra batch of vegetables Use in frittata, vegetable soup or wrap in a
tortilla with hummus spread
AVH SOURCE Page 6
HELP THE AVH LEPRECHAUN
FIND THE GOLD
Cost $84.20 March 1-31, 2007
Have you ever said these words to yourself! Maybe as you put on
OR scrubs because they are more comfortable than wearing your
own clothes at work? Or what is one pair of scissors to this unit,
they have lots? But not returning equipment, material or tools,
they are not available when they are most
B y n o t needed. All department have limited budgets for
new equipment, material or tools without having
to continually replace items removed from the
m a t e ri al or
DO YOU KNOW THE COST?
tools, they are
Wheel Chair $1000.00
OR Scrubs: Tops $15, Pants $15 30.00
when they are
Cadd Pumps 56.50 During the
Baby Blankets 6.00 Amnesty period all
returned items will
Pillows 9.00 be gratefully
Linens: Pillow Cases (per 12) 21.00 received without
Fitted Sheets “ 118.00 Items will be
Stretcher Sheets “ 77.00 accepted back at
the Reception or
each! Bedspreads (each) 16.00
White Sheets “ 9.95 in all AVH sites.
Flannel Sheets “ 8.90
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 7
COMMUNITY HEALTH PLANNER
Annapolis Valley Health includes a February. The priority work will
wide range of programs, services and include: Community Health Centre
initiatives that are at various stages of and Chronic Disease management
evolution. Our work in AVH benefits planning; revision of the Annapolis
from knowledge of the populations we Valley Population Health profile;
serve and evidence of the most building relationships with our
appropriate ways of meeting their partners in the academic/research
needs. The Community Health community around the AVH
Planner will support AVH as we Community Health and supporting the
improve our knowledge, explore health planning role of the five CHB.
innovative ways to meet needs and Brad will be working closely with
strengthen existing approaches. members of the Quality and Systems
Performance support team and will
Brad Osmond will move into the report to the VP Community Health.
Community Health Planner role in late
HOW WE FEEL
‘DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND GRIEF IN THE FRAIL ELDERLY’
Depression Anxiety disorders are a group of
There are a number of myths related disorders which affect behavior, Untreated
to the topic of depression such as: thoughts, emotions and physical
myth fact Grief resolves
There can often be intense emotional
Talking about Talking through reactions to various types of losses
depression makes it feeling is often a including the loss of significant
worse relationships, health or social roles.
helpful first step
Depression will go Untreated
To find out more about these topics,
away by itself plan to attend educational sessions to
be held on February 23rd in VRH, SMH
resolves and ACHC. More information to follow.
Suffering from Most seniors enjoy Submitted by: Senior’s Mental Health Program, AVH Colleen
depression is a good mental health Stephenson, RN & Pam McKinley, MSW, RSW
normal part of
This program has been
Empathizing, Listening, Registration is free. To register please accredited by Dalhousie
complete the registration form which is
Supporting available at www.cancercare.ns.ca and
Medical Education and the
Delivering Difficult News and fax to 902-473-6412.
Division of Continuing
Providing Support For additional information, please call Pharmacy Education. For
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 2 – 4:30 Cancer Care Nova Scotia at 902-473- credentialing details,
PM Auditorium – AVH Chipman Facility 5106 or toll free at 1-866-599-2267. please see the form.
15 Chipman Drive, Kentville
AVH SOURCE Page 8
FEB. 14 CIU CELEBRATION
Angie Daniels, Cardiology Volunteers at SMH were invited to
Technologist, and Dr. Adam Clarke, visit the Cardiac Investigation Unit on
Cardiologist, cutting the cake on that day to recognize the efforts and
February 14th to commemorate expertise of our Cardiology
Cardiology Technologist Day at Technologist and learn about the
Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Staff and services provided by the CIU .
AVH AND NSAHO SHOWCASE MUSE
Submitted by Jeremy Dann representing Health Authorities from
across the province.
The Day was an opportunity for DHAs
interested in Cardiology Data
Management to meet with the AVH
and GE Healthcare team to discuss
the implementation and expansion
of Cardiology Management in the
province. Speakers included several
GE Healthcare representatives from
Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Tricia
Docherty, of Vancouver Coastal
Health Authority and sponsored by
GE Healthcare, spoke on the
challenges and success with putting
a system in place for multiple Health Pictured from Left to Right are;
Authorities in BC. AVH and NSAHO
Carol Griffin, AVH CIU, Dawn Stillwell,
staff presented on our experiences
AVH CIU Bill MacKeen, AVH, Director CIU
during the implementation of the RESP Physio, Tricia Docherty – Regional
MUSE Cardiology Information Electro-diagnostic Leader Vancouver
Management system. More than 40 Coastal Health Authority, Pattie Dexter
people wee in attendance Peck, AVH VP Acute Care
ACHC TAKES THE ROOF OFF WINTER
Twenty-three staff at the Annapolis Thanks to the “Take the Roof Off
Community Health Centre have Winter” Program all walkers received
decided to take the roof off winter. warm red toques to wear on their
Partnering with the County of walks. To date, walkers have covered
Annapolis Recreation Services, staff over 880 km, despite the many storm
set a goal to do some outdoor days this February. The staff is
walking, covering 1454 km, roughly committed to continuing on until the
(left) and Eloise
the distance from Yarmouth to goal of 1454 km is reached.
Mailman( right )out
Sydney, Nova Scotia and return.
for a noon hour The walking program is popular
Starting on January 19, participants
walk. among staff members as a way to be
have logged the distance walked
outside. Group walks are scheduled more active. Walking together is a
every Monday, Wednesday, and great way to socialize and the fresh
Friday over the noon hour. winter air at noon seems to make
afternoons at work more productive.
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 9
CONGRATULATIONS DR. McNALLY
It is with great pleasure that interdisciplinary approach to care.
Annapolis Valley Health congratulates She resides of Kentville with her
Dr. Catherine McNally for receipt of husband John and three children
certification in Hospice and Palliative Rachael, Nathan and Samuel.
Medicine. Dr. McNally joins more
than 2,800 fellow physicians across Eligibility requirements for
Canada and the US to have achieved certification are significant. In order
such certification. to be eligible to take the certifying
examination, applicants must have
Hospice and palliative medicine is the received prior major specialty We are delighted
medical discipline of the broad certification, practiced at least two
that Dr. McNally
therapeutic model known as hospice years following residency, worked as
and palliative care. The discipline a member of an interdisciplinary
and model of care are devoted to team for at least two years and have A B H P M
achieving the best possible quality of directly participated in the active care certification. This
life for the patient and family of at least fifty terminally ill patients will serve to
throughout the course of a life- in the preceding three years. further strengthen
threatening illness through the relief Alternatively, applicants must have her already strong
of suffering and the control of completed specialty fellowship place in the district
symptoms. Hospice and palliative training in palliative medicine. The as a palliative care
medicine helps the patient and family fellowship training program must be specialist, enrich
face the prospect of death assured at least one year in length and must the palliative care
that comfort will be a priority, values meet the established voluntary
team as a whole
and decisions will be respected, standards for such a program.
spiritual and psychosocial needs will
and increase the
be addressed, practical support will The American Board of Hospice and awareness of
be available and opportunities will Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) has Palliative Care as a
exist for growth and development. conducted its certification recognized medical
Hospice Palliative Care is a medical examination in Hospice and Palliative sub-specialty,”
specialty that provides palliative care Medicine annually throughout the says Shelagh
for terminally ill patients and Canada and the United States since Campbell-Palmer,
supportive services to patients, their the certification program was first District Manager
families, and significant others. offered a decade ago (currently, this for Palliative Care
is the only agency in North America in AVH.
Dr. McNally is a graduate of the offering such certification). Its goal is
University of Toronto. As well as to establish and measure the level of
having completed a residency in knowledge, attitudes and skills
family medicine, she completed a two required for certification of physicians
year residency in Palliative Care practicing hospice and palliative
medicine at Providence Centre in medicine. In September 2006, the
Toronto. She joined the Palliative American Board of Medical Specialties
Care Program in AVH in April 2005 as (ABMS) voted to grant the discipline
Palliative Care Resource Physician. of Hospice and Palliative
Dr. McNally has been helping to build Medicine official status as a
a comprehensive hospice palliative recognized subspecialty.
care program in the district to provide
care to those struggling with life
threatening illnesses, using an
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IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PATIENTS
To continue efforts to be more Frail Friendly, Think about literacy Many Nova
Michelle Helliwell, Library & Knowledge Scotians – 38% - have significant
Management Services has partnered with the
Seniors LINCS. literacy problems. Among seniors,
80% read at a grade 8 level or lower.
Watch your language. What is In other words, about 1 of every 3
routine jargon to you isn’t always patients might have difficulty
routine to others. Use everyday reading the written information put in
language to explain concepts. For front of them – even more if you are
example, try using “cut” instead of dealing with seniors! As a
“incision”, or “stop” instead of healthcare provider you need to
“discontinue”. understand all of the barriers patients
have to looking after themselves…
Be specific when you give and literacy is a key skill they need.
directions What does “take as
required” mean? Or, “Increase What can Healthcare providers
gradually?” “Use in moderation?” do? Check the literacy level of the
These are value judgments: one written material you provide. Library
The Valley person’s moderation may be Services, Public Affairs or your own
Community Adult another’s excess. Instead, suggest computer can assist you with this.
Learning Network something a bit more specific, like 85% of all material is written at a
is a local resource “add 5 minutes a day”. Instead of grade 12 level or higher. Only about
to use. Call 679- “take as required” try “take this when 15% of Nova Scotians read well at
5252 or email at the pain is keeping you from normal this level. Your material won’t be
email@example.com if routine.” helpful if people can’t use it.
questions about Get your patients to “Ask me 3” Keep your eyes open for red flags.
helping your Patients/clients should be able to Do people give you excuses if you
patients get answer at least 3 basic questions hand them written material? Did
literacy skills after their encounter with a health they “forget their glasses”? Do they
assistance. care provider. They are: glance at it quickly and shove it in a
pocket? If you have the ability,
√ What is my main problem?
conduct a “brown bag” test of meds.
√ What should I do about it? A person who can read will identify
their medication by reading the label.
√ Why should I do it? A person with literacy challenges will
often open the bottle and look inside
This gives them a basic
to identify the medication. Make it
understanding of their own condition.
a topic of conversation. There is
Not all patients do!
still a social stigma associated with
Use the teach back method: people who are “illiterate”. Broach
Did your patient actually absorb what the subject gently. Patients need to
you taught them? To be sure, use understand that you will not judge
the “teach back” method. After you them. Try something like “I’m giving
explain a self care routine – like how you a lot information here, and it’s
to take a particular medication, – get important you understand it. How
your patient to tell you what you just happy with you with how you read?”
explained. This ensures that any or “Do you like to read?” and if they
misunderstanding can be cleared up, say no, ask them if they have
and reinforces they need to know. someone to help them with that.
Volume 1, Issue 1
BOOSTER SEATS NOW MANDATORY IN NOVA SCOTIA!!!
New Nova Scotia legislation has taken different booster seats can have
effect January 1, 2007. All children different weight and height limits.
who have outgrown their child
car seat (at 40-48 pounds
depending on the seat) need to √ The shoulder strap should sit
use a booster seat until they are across the middle of the chest and
145 cm (4’9”) tall or nine years the lap belt should sit comfortably
old. Some children should continue over the hip bones Snap Buckle
to use a booster seat beyond nine Drive-Child Car
√ Never put the shoulder belt under
years until they are tall enough for Seat Clinic– call
the child’s arm or behind the back
the adult seatbelt. because it elimi n ates the Public Health
protection for the upper body 542.6310
We know that correct use of car
restraint systems reduce injury by parts and increases the risk of
70%. The booster seat raises the severe injury in a crash.
child up so that the seatbelt fits √ Never use pillows, books or towels
correctly. A booster seat positions to boost a child. In a collision,
the adult seatbelt safely on the child’s New Nova Scotia
they will compress, creating slack
body so that the lap belt stays below in the seatbelt. The seatbelt could legislation has taken
the abdomen and the shoulder belt ride up on the child’s abdomen effect January 1,
rests diagonally across the chest and and the child could be ejected. 2007. All children
shoulder. Without it, a child could
suffer severe abdominal and spinal √ A child who cannot sit with his/her who have outgrown
injuries from the adult seatbelt or be back straight against the vehicles their child car seat
ejected from the seatbelt all together. seat and have their knees bend at (at 40-48 pounds
Seatbelts are designed to fit adults. the edge of the seat, must use a depending on the
It is the driver’s responsibility to booster seat.
seat) need to use a
ensure a child is restrained
appropriately. Failure to use the √ All children 12 years and under booster seat until
appropriate car seat, booster seat or should be properly restrained in the they are 145 cm
seat belt can result in a $157.50 fine back seat.
(4’9”) tall or nine
and 2 demerit points. If interested in car seat inspection years old.
TIPS FOR BOOSTER SEAT USE: and/or instillation contact Lisa
Joudrey (car seat technician) @ 644-
√ Read your vehicle owner’s manual 1370. Please feel free to visit the
and the booster seat instructions websites www.momsanddads.ca and
for your seat carefully before www.childsafetylink.ca or call Child
installing a booster seat – Safety Link @ 1 866-288-1388.
FLU SHOT GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
The District Grand Prize Draw took Congratulations to:
place on January 17, 2007 at the AVH Nancy Stewart, Public Health,
Board of Directors meeting. EKMCHC & Carolyn, OBS, VRH
...continued from page 2. Projects ranged from “Strive for Five”, a how- to
guide to promote fruit and vegetables in our local
The Eastern Kings CHB funded 3 local and 11 joint
community projects for a combined total of schools, provided in partnership with the school
approximately $11,000. board, local suppliers and producers, and the AVH
The Central Kings CHB funded 1 local and 8 joint Health Promoting Schools staff; to a “Support
community projects for a combined total of Group Facilitation Training” from a community
approximately $14,000. organization Survivors of Abuse Recovering (SOAR).
The Western Kings CHB funded 5 local and 4 joint This project is to train peer counselors to work with
community projects for a combined total of survivors in a community setting.
The Kingston Greenwood CHB funded 3 local and 4
joint community projects for a combined total of
The Annapolis CHB funded 10 local and 3 joint
community projects for a combined total of
In summary, the five boards were able to fund over
$61,000 for projects in the Annapolis Valley.
Community Health Board
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