Southeastern Community Health Board
The Southeastern Community Health Board (SECHB) is one of seven Community Health Boards in the Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority.
In the simplest of terms, a Community Health Board acts as the eyes, ears and voice for the community’s health. Each Board is composed of up to 15 volunteer community members and attempts to reflect the demographic diversity of the community it represents (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity and geographic balance).
The Board 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 Board supports many different community activities that aim to improve health, such as the Global Tour project, Mobile Food Market, Youth Service Provider Network, the Diversity Bursary for Nova Scotia Health Authority, to name a few.
As part of its mandate in accordance with the Health Authorities Act - Bill 1, the Southeastern Community Health Board is required to prepare and submit a Community Health Plan every three years to the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Members of the Southeastern Community Health Board are volunteers who live in the following communities: Eastern Passage, Cow Bay, Cole Harbour, Cherry Brook/Lake Loon, North Preston, East Preston, Mineville and Lawrencetown.
Loretta Beals, Co-chair
Gloria Best, Co-chair