||“Community Partnerships and a voice for a healthier future”
Community Health Boards (CHBs) are groups of volunteers from your community.
They work together to improve health & wellness where we live, work, play and learn. They gather your ideas and share information about how to improve and promote health & wellness close to home. They focus on the many factors that affect health & wellness in our communities including income, education and sense of belonging, among others. CHBs share what they have learned about your health & wellness priorities with Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and community groups, as outlined in the Health Authorities Act, Section 62).
CHBs advocate for actions to promote and improve health & wellness based on what communities say is most important. Guided by their Community Health Plans, they develop partnerships with local community groups and they award Wellness Fund grants to local community projects.
There are currently 37 CHBs in Nova Scotia, each consisting of a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 15 members and are selected using an open and transparent process. CHB members must live within the boundaries of the community that the CHB represents.