About the Community Health Teams
The Community Health Teams collaborate with many partners, working to strengthen links across the health system, involving the communities that they serve.
We focus on the promotion of health and wellness, supporting individuals and families to build knowledge, confidence and skills to help make healthy lifestyle choices, and to better prevent and manage risk factors that are common across chronic conditions.
Our model recognizes that each community has different needs and therefore may require different programs, services and supports to build community capacity. It also takes into account that citizens and health providers need to be involved in tailoring programs and enabling connections to support services in the community that address these needs.
We have two key components that guide the work of the Community Health Teams:
We provide support and access to a range of wellness programs that complement services and programs already available in the community. Some of the basic programming components include:
- Personal wellness assessments
- Goal setting and motivational counselling
- Group health and wellness learning sessions
- Self management peer support programs
We work collaboratively with family physicians, community groups, specialty programs and other providers and groups to support individuals and families to make linkages with the appropriate services, supports, or programs that are needed to support health and wellness.
Community Health Team Frameworks
Frameworks have been developed to guide the ongoing and future work of the Community Health Teams. These frameworks will continue to evolve as the work of the Community Health Teams evolves.
Reporting to the Community
The Community Health Teams take into account that citizens and health providers need to be involved in tailoring programs and enabling connections to support services in the community that address these needs. View the report findings from community conversations that were held with citizens and stakeholders in the communities served by the Community Health Teams.
The Community Health Teams are a partnership model between Nova Scotia Health Authority, the IWK Health Centre and community partners. For more information watch: