Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Community Health Board
Listening to citizens in their communities from Ecum Secum to Lake Echo and from Meagher’s Grant to Dean. We deliver the issues and concerns expressed by you to Capital Health and to the community.
Since 2001, the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board has worked with a wide variety of:
- Community groups
Partnerships have been established both formally and informally. The Board has supported numerous community projects and initiatives to improve the health of communities around issues such as:
- Physical activity
- Literacy and access to information
- Healthy eating
- Healthy child development
Using Community Development Funds provided from the Department of Health & Wellness, the Board has provided grants to many local volunteer and non-profit organizations to offer healthy programs and initiatives to the residents of our Board area.
In the simplest terms, a Community Health Board is the eyes, ears and voice for the community’s health. Our main task is to consult with local residents and organizations about the various factors that affect health and address these issues in various ways.
A population health approach recognizes that the health of the population as a whole is influenced by a variety of strategies at many levels. It emphasizes that local efforts by many groups, leading to small changes by many people, can together make a BIG difference.
- Maureen Kirk, Co-chair (West Jeddore)
- Crystal Tobin, Co-chair (Head of Jeddore)
- Lorrie Boutilier (Sheet Harbour)
- Connie Monk (Tangier)
- Delphine Du Toit (Lake Charlotte)
- Jacki Purcell (Grand Desert)
- Barbara Burris (Middle Musquodoboit)
- Kathleen Spearing-Rector (Dean)