Community Health Boards


A Community Health Board members are a committed group of volunteers working together to improve the health of the Community through their legislated mandate.

 Community Health Boards (CHBs) works collaboratively with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) by advising on local perspectives, trends, issues and priorities.  CHBs facilitate an exchange and feeback between the community and the NSHA.

CHBs work with the community and NSHA to identify and promote health promotion initaitves for inclusion in the community health plan. CHBs participate in health promotion initiatives identified in the health plan.  CHBs provide guidance to the NSHA on strategies to further engage the community.  As directed by the NSHA public engagement plan, CHBs consult with residents of the community. CHBs particpate with the NSHA in the selection of Wellness Fund Recipients.


In Annapolis Valley Health there are five Community Health Boards covering Kings and Annapolis Counties.  Map of CHBs/Find your local CHB  .  Community Health Boards (CHBs)  role in the health care system is legislated in the Health Authorities Act.

Interested in volunteering with your local CHB?


 Community Health Board News

CHBs support the use of 211Nova Scotia- a free service available by telephone or online to provide information about community and social services.  You can easily and quickly be linked to the community and social services you need.


  Looking for information on Community Health Boards in other parts of Nova Scotia check out our provincial website: 

Provincial Community Health Board Website