Making a Case for Smiles

Two hundred bright, beautiful pillowcases were delivered to the Aberdeen Hospital last week. They are the most recent donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation from organizers Kay Desborough and Jane Williams and made by the hands of many volunteers who came together for a day of sewing and comradery in May at the Pictou United…

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Meet our Executive Director

The Board of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Ferris to the position of Executive Director of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors in Pictou County. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to building healthy communities…

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Calling Communities to Host Vital Conversations

Pictou County Vital Signs About 60 people gathered at NSCC on May 9 to take part in the “Vital Conversation” event hosted by the Pictou County Vital Signs Core Team. The event was just the first in a series the committee hopes will be hosted around Pictou County. “Our goal is to gather community input,…

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Vital Conversation Coming Up on May 9

How might we improve health, belonging & quality of life in Pictou County? People who live here know this place best and have the greatest stake in creating local solutions. Come share your knowledge and experience about life in Pictou County. This conversation will guide research for a Vital Signs report, a “where we are…

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Deadline Approaching for Population Health Funding Opportunity

Projects that support early childhood development, address homelessness, improve accessibility to nutritious food, and encourage healthy lifestyles are a few examples of the types of projects that could qualify for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Population Health funding. Last month, the Aberdeen Health Foundation announced $50,000 in funding to support community-based projects that maintain, protect, and…

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Funding Announced to Foster Good Population Health

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has announced $50,000 in funding that will support community-based projects that maintain, protect, and improve the health of the people of Pictou County. The deadline to apply for this funding is April 23. Aberdeen Health Foundation Director and Chair of the Population Health Committee, Dr. Aaron Smith, provided details about the…

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Applications Now Open for CAS Endowment

The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is April 13. Funding is open to community organizations and programs that are working to foster healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families in Pictou County. Now in its sixth year, nearly $400,000 in CAS funding has flowed into the…

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Investing in Paediatric Rehabilitation

Thanks to a donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation from the Investors Group, patients like Payton Moore are benefitting from new equipment in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Paediatric Rehabilitation Department. The unit’s physiotherapist, Crystal Cameron was pleased to learn of the donation and quickly identified a piece of equipment that would immediately benefit some of her…

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Setting Sights on Population Health Focus of Upcoming AGM

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has a 30-year history of enhancing health care in Pictou County by investing in advanced patient care technology and staff development. More recently, the Foundation has identified the need to also invest in fostering population health. “There are many factors that play a role in health that are well beyond the…

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