donate now through!
The Hants Shore Health Association was incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act in November 1984. It is a registered charity with Revenue Canada and can therefore issue income tax receipts for donations.

Donations may be made to the Hants Shore Health Association,
5638 Highway 215, RR1 Newport, NS, B0N 2A0.
Please include your mailing address for your tax receipt.

Community donations and fund raising continue to be crucial to the long term success of the health centre. Thank you for your support!


The Hants Shore Community Health Centre is owned by the community through the Hants Shore Health Association (HSHA). All residents of the 14 communities from Upper Burlington to Tennecape are members of the HSHA, and thus are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting and to be elected to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets monthly to set direction for the health centre through its Policies, Strategic Plan and Annual Budget.



Involved and active healthy communities.


To work with the community to identify and respond to individual and community wellness needs by providing access to quality health and social programs and services.


We believe in:


Every community member is welcome to be involved be involved regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity and ability.


Services and programs are provided based on the needs of our communities and the best available evidence.

Building individual capacity

Individuals and communities are supported in managing their own health.


Everyone is treated with compassion, dignity and respect.


Integrity, honesty and ethical behavior are the cornerstones of caring relationships.

Bylaws of the Hants Shore Health Association - pdf


Sustainable operational funding for the health centre

Key activities:

Work in partnership with the federation of community health centres to advocate for a sustainable operational funding model
Continue to access grant and other special funding opportunities to address health association priorities

Key indicators of success:

Implementation of a sustainable funding model in partnership with Capital Health and/or the Nova Scotia Department of Health
Number of grants


Sustainable and accessible primary health care services

Key activities:

Develop and implement a recruitment and retention strategy for physicians
Develop and implement a strategy to acquire funding for, recruit and retain appropriate nursing services
Strengthen the staff and physician team by clarifying roles and accountability relationships and implementing a team development process

Key indicators of success:

A physician recruitment strategy and nurse recruitment strategy have been developed
Appropriate nursing services are available through the health centre
Patient and satisfaction with access
Average wait time to see a physician or nurse
Clearly written and understood roles and accountability relationships among the staff and team.


Health promotion programs and services

Key activities:

Sustain health promotion programs that continue to meet identified community needs
Implement a regular chronic disease management clinics
Work with the people in our communities who experience significant barriers to accessing primary health care to support them in achieving optimal health

Key indicators of success:

Total number of health promotion programs
Frequency and number of chronic disease management (CDM) clinics
Number of participants involved in health promotion programs/CDM clinics
Participant satisfaction with health promotion programs/CDM clinics
Number and type of ways that we have worked with people who experience barriers to primary health care
Ways that barriers to access have been addressed

Hants Shore Health Association Strategic Plan 2008-2013

[Return to Top of Page]